Friday, May 7, 2010

Search for Earth-like Planets

(SpaceRip, Season 1, Episode 11) — The search for Earth-like planets is reaching a fever pitch. The evidence so far helps shed light on an ancient question: Is the galaxy filled with life, or is Earth a beautiful but lonely aberration? If things do not work out on this planet, or if our itch to explore becomes unbearable, at some point in the future astronomers have recently found out what kind of galactic real estate might be available to us. We'll have to develop advanced transport to land there, some 20 light years away. The question, Is it worth the trip?

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