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

By zzyzzx (40/40 = 100% civil)   2012 Dec 27, 9:33am   ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   1,005 views   4 comments   watch (1)   share   quote

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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1   zzyzzx (40/40 = 100% civil)   2012 Dec 27, 9:35am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Obligatory StarGate reference:

2   121212   2012 Dec 27, 9:37am  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

The Asgard are hear already!

3   RealEstateIsBetterThanStocks (23/23 = 100% civil)   2012 Dec 27, 9:42am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Catholic Church will disband in the same year.

4   New Renter   2012 Dec 27, 12:22pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

zzyzzx says

Obligatory StarGate reference:

Screw that - I want the Star Trek version!

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