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First 'Alien Earth' Will Be Found in 2013, Experts Say

By zzyzzx   Follow   Thu, 27 Dec 2012, 9:33am PST   881 views   4 comments
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The first truly Earth-like alien planet is likely to be spotted next year, an epic discovery that would cause humanity to reassess its place in the universe.

While astronomers have found a number of exoplanets over the last few years that share one or two key traits with our own world — such as size or inferred surface temperature — they have yet to bag a bona fide "alien Earth." But that should change in 2013, scientists say.

"I'm very positive that the first Earth twin will be discovered next year," said Abel Mendez, who runs the Planetary Habitability Laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo.

I am posting this here in hope that somebody remembers to check this in 2014 to see if they are right.

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zzyzzx   Thu, 27 Dec 2012, 9:35am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (1)     Comment 1

Obligatory StarGate reference:

121212   Thu, 27 Dec 2012, 9:37am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 2

The Asgard are hear already!


Mark D   Thu, 27 Dec 2012, 9:42am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 3

Catholic Church will disband in the same year.

New Renter   Thu, 27 Dec 2012, 12:22pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 4

zzyzzx says

Obligatory StarGate reference:

Screw that - I want the Star Trek version!

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