First “Goldilocks” Exoplanet Discovered by NASA-funded Researchers

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A team of planet hunters led by astronomers at the University of California (UC), Santa Cruz and the Carnegie Institution of Washington has announced the discovery of a planet orbiting a nearby star, Gliese 581, at a distance that places it squarely in the middle of the star’s “habitable zone.” This would be the most Earth-like exoplanet and the first truly habitable one yet discovered. The research was supported by grants from NASA and the National Science Foundation. “Goldilocks” refers to an exoplanet whose temperatures are “not too cold, not too hot, but just right” to maintain water and support Earth-like life.

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  1. @LFCsoldier My posts have been written so that it's easy to replace the word "alien" with "contrail", this way it will make sense to you and other perfectly sane and rational chemtrail conspiracy enthusiasts.

    I'm sorry i implied you were one of those crazy alien conspiracy wackjob nuts – they're crazy! You however are clearly one of those perfectly sane and rational chemtrail conspiracy enthusiasts.

  2. @roidroid Oh, it's you again. Trolling around the same video I see. You sir, are a fucking douche! There is plenty of evidence to support the claims of chemtrails if you care to look. From the numerous weather modification tests to the sprayings of South Dorset in England. That's all fact! Not opinion! But I guess your too busy mixing algea in your back yard and trolling Youtube to take the time to see!

  3. @LFCsoldier so what kindof evidence would it take to disprove the chemtrail conspiracy theory to you?

    My point is that your theories seem unfalsifyable – i suspect there is no way to disprove them that would satisfy you.

  4. @roidroid Alright, If i never read or saw the numerous documents, videos, eye witness accounts on the subject. Had i never saw any of that, i'd have a hard time believing something i couldn't verify.
    No matter what it is that i am reading or researching at a given moment, i look long and hard at both sides then i form my opinion. Key word "opinion".
    It seems your the one who needs to satisfy your own theories using sarcasm and ridicule in the comment section of a video.

  5. @LFCsoldier So it's not possible that the eye witness accounts are over-imagined, the documents are wrong, and the videos are explainable via less amazing phenomena?

    Coz it sounds very possible to me.

  6. @roidroid It's possible but not probable. Too much "credible" information out there. The bible is possible too.
    If i am wrong, i'll admit it. But if i'm right, we are all in a heap of shit! You included.
    I see you just like to argue, so i'm not going to reply anymore. Take care and for all our sake, i hope i'm wrong!

  7. 20 lightyears away doesn't seem that far in the grand scheme of things. However we as a species don't have a way to travel at that speed or faster. So the idea of a probe or rover explorer is all but impossible let alone getting a manned mission to that distance. I for one call bullshit.

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