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Re: New 'super-Earth' found in six-planet system

Postby steven lloyd » Nov 11th, 2012, 10:16 am

jccamp95 wrote: Maybe its not about us going there, but them coming here! YIKES

That's right. There is no logical or compelling reason to assume aliens motivated and capable of traversing the distances of interstellar space should be friendly or benign.

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Re: New 'super-Earth' found in six-planet system

Postby Bsuds » Nov 11th, 2012, 11:54 am

Or would even want to come here!
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Re: New 'super-Earth' found in six-planet system

Postby WhatThe » Nov 11th, 2012, 12:51 pm

jccamp95 wrote:
Maybe its not about us going there, but them coming here! YIKES

As Hollywood has shown us 99.95% of aliens are not overly friendly - especially Kang and Kodos :skyisfalling:

They'd be hurt,
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Re: New 'super-Earth' found in six-planet system

Postby Queen K » Nov 11th, 2012, 5:02 pm

zzontar wrote:I'm sure if there's an intelligent species on that planet and we ever make it there, they'll welcome us like a landlord welcomes a tenant who just trashed his last place.



"Did you protect your water?"
"What happened to the other half of your Earth's species?"
"Did you pave over arable land that could have been used to feed the hungry?"
"What happened to most of the eco-systems?"
"Can you explain that 1% vs 99% thing again?"
"Billions of dollars was spent to find us? and someone one wants to open a franchise now called Starbucks?"

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Re: New 'super-Earth' found in six-planet system

Postby SurplusElect » Nov 11th, 2012, 8:05 pm

20 years ago you couldn't say there was a single planet beyond Pluto. Now we have found a earth like planet orbiting the closest star to our own, and discover planets like the one posted every week. Eveytime we look closely at distant stars we see planets.

Factor in the deep-field photographs and you can bet there is a flurry of life out there.
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