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TOPIC: Space Exploration

Space Exploration 09 Feb 2013 01:06 #1

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How far away are we from space exploration proper? Is it even a possibility that humans will travel further and further in our solar system, and perhaps beyond, deep space? I'd like to think it is a possibility, although almost certainly not in our lifetime :chuckle:

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Space Exploration 09 Feb 2013 02:17 #2

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i think its a possibility, and someday we probably will.

the universe is truly a beautiful place isn't it... there's all those different solar systems in it, and it kinda looks like a giant solar system which means it could possibly be part of something bigger too.
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Space Exploration 09 Feb 2013 02:26 #3

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Yes it is beautiful, just looking up does something to the soul, a good thing. You're never alone when you look at the stars.

How many life supporting planets do you think could be in our galaxy alone?
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Space Exploration 09 Feb 2013 02:31 #4

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possibility is infinite... life forms like us, also infinite... although one must consider the fact that not all life is like us nor would it require the same circumstances that earthlings need.
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Space Exploration 09 Feb 2013 02:41 #5

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rt.com/news/red-dwarfs-habitable-planets-685/

ET has more than 4 billion potential homes in Earth's 'back yard'

Extra-terrestrial life may be just around the corner from Earth, in astronomical terms, on one of possibly habitable 4.5 billion planets in the Milky Way, according to a new research.

Stars called red dwarfs may support planets on which life is possible. Six percent of red dwarfs in the galaxy have Earth-sized planets, which could be habitable, astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have estimated.

Red dwarf are the most common stars in the Milky Way, which means that the closest earth like planet could be just 13 light years away, not far in space terms.

Red dwarfs are smaller, cooler and fainter than our Sun and are not visible from Earth to the naked eye.But despite their relative dimness, they make up three out of every four stars in our galaxy, a total of 75 billion.

“We thought we would have to search vast distances to find an earth-like planet. Now we realize another Earth is probably in our own backyard, waiting to be spotted,” said Courtney Dressing, an astronomer who presented the finding at a press conference Wednesday at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center in Massachusetts.
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Space Exploration 09 Feb 2013 03:05 #6

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The Milky Way is just one galaxy as well, there's supposed to be billions of galaxies isn't there? I'd love to see what's out there, what kind of life, animals, plants, etc.
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Space Exploration 09 Feb 2013 03:10 #7

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yes, the milky way is one galaxy, and there are an unknown number of other ones...and inside each one is an unknown number of solar systems (i just confused myself lol, i think that's how it is though)
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Space Exploration 09 Feb 2013 03:20 #8

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:D

It seems inevitable that we'll get out there. Hopefully we won't steal ET's land and slaughter them in huge numbers, and steal their resources :roll: I hope we've learnt to be better as a race by the time it comes to exploring our Galaxy.
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Space Exploration 09 Feb 2013 03:22 #9

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and if we haven't learnt our lesson by the time we get out into space...i wouldn't plan ET for attacking, blowing us out of the sky, or just generally probing all of us for our stupidity :coffee:
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