More Earths and Other Beings

imageDennis Overbye in the New York Times:

In a building at NASA’s Ames Research Center here, computers are sifting and resifting the light from 156,000 stars, seeking to find in the flickering of distant suns the first hints that humanity is not alone in the universe.

. . . Over the next two or three years, as Kepler [a $600 million satellite observatory] continues to stare and sift, astronomers say, it will be able to detect planets in the “Goldilocks” zones, where it is neither too hot nor too cold for liquid water.

“What we want is to find life,” said Geoffrey Marcy, an astronomer at the University of California, Berkeley, who is part of the Kepler team.

Shhh. Someone will dream up another weird theory related to the Shroud of Turin.

Full article: Kepler Observatory Seeks More Earths and Other Beings – NYTimes.com

One thought on “More Earths and Other Beings”

  1. Do we not have enough to worry about here on our earth? I think if GOD wanted us to know if there were other planets that has life, HE would have told us so in the bible. I think too much money is being spent on unimportant things and we can’t even feed the poor. Come on now, do we really need to know about other planets? No. Do the hungry need to eat? Yes. So why don’t we stop looking for answers to questions that we are not suppose to know and get to feeding the hungry!

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