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  • jcscher

    Fantastic news I hope we hear more details soon.

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  • davidrools

    So when will we have a self-sustaining multi-generational manned voyage headed over there?

  • babymeta1

    I hope they stick to calling it "Second Earth" it sounds straight out of a science-fiction novel.

  • doctuhjason

    I hope we develop the technology to learn more about this planet during my lifetime!

  • septimine

    I don't see them mention water, is that part of the definition of earth like? Can they detect water, or is the lack of mention of water proof that there's no water there?

    • thraenthraen

      From Discovery News: "If Kepler-452b is rocky, scientists expect it would be about five times more massive than Earth and twice Earth’s surface gravity. It would have a thicker, cloudier atmosphere and most likely active volcanoes, Jenkins added."

      If there are clouds (not determined), there is moisture. If there is moisture, there is water.

      And The Independent says "The planet has an atmosphere that could contain water and therefore extra-terrestrial life."

  • Fooferhill

    Let's send the Donald Trump as a gift. No really, it's no trouble, of course they can have him.

  • trotineta23

    Meanwhile, the orthodox church still tells people to pray instead of using medicine...

    • askingScience

      Everyone else is talking science, but you just had to give religion a jab. Why? What's the point of introducing the subject of religion when the rest of the conversation had not ventured anywhere near it? It's this kind of toxicity that made reddit such an unpleasant place.

      • trotineta23 (edited 4 years ago)

        Next time I will try and think about something else when I see a piece of information. I am trying hard to control my thoughts so I don't upset some moron...

        • Dernhelm

          I do not think that upsetting someone should be your focus here. It should be on contributing to the conversation of the new discovery and in stead you decided to take a jab at religion, as /u/askingscience pointed out.

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