Saturday, December 19, 2009

Intelligent life on other planets

Since in Copenhagen we got nowhere, maybe there is still hope to leave the earth for a better and bigger planet ;) Don't despair yet.

It may not be too distant in the future that we discover life on other planets. Star Trek may become reality and not science fiction. Hurry up astrobiologists as it is becoming too boring on the earth and as scientists say, it is heating up and we may not be able to live here anymore.

"If aliens on Super Earths ever decided to investigate Earth to see if such a tiny world could harbor life, they would have a harder time sending rockets into space because of the higher gravity on their planet." This could be another answer to the Fermi Paradox," says Sasselov, "but it's not an insurmountable problem." It could even be that because of their deeper gravity well, aliens living on Super Earths would have to develop a technology superior to our chemical rockets in order to explore the universe."

Click here to read the story about the Super-Earths.

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  1. And you think the same kind of mess we are in cannot happen there?

  2. These are much bigger planets.;) However, fossil fuel corporation will come up with mega-mega projects.:)

  3. A quote, near and dear to my heart:

    "Let's hope there's intelligent life in outer space 'cause there's bugger all down here on Earth."
    Monty Python's Flying Circus

  4. Leftdog, great quote. Agree. Monty Python's Flying Circus does get it right.