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Water discovered for first time in atmosphere of habitable exoplanet

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Our 9-planet solar system (or 8-planet, for you Pluto demoters), with the small rocky planets close to the sun, the gas giants further out, and the icy worlds on the fringe, is far from the template that we had always assumed it would be for other planetary systems. Our arrangement may in fact be an outlier, rather than the standard. The earth is a special place, and we can ill afford to treat it as shabbily as we are currently doing.

Based on our current knowledge of the universe, there are likely to be billions or trillions of "earth-like" planets that can "support life". But they are very distant in time and space, and it's not clear what if any significance they have for humans.

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Interesting find. Too bad we'll never actually be able to go there as it's 110 light years away.

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Interesting find. Too bad we'll never actually be able to go there as it's 110 light years away.

That doesn't mean we'll never go there.

Just means we won't go there soon.

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hopefully we don't kill the next planet.

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Interesting find. Too bad we'll never actually be able to go there as it's 110 light years away.

That doesn't mean we'll never go there.

Just means we won't go there soon.

We're never gonna get there, Stranger. As Scotty would say ( yeah, I know he was always tweaking out a little more from his warp engines, lol ), "I canna change the laws of physics."

Nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, and even if we had ships that could travel that fast it would take us 110 years to get there.

That's why we've never been visited or invaded by aliens. They're stuck in their solar systems just like us.

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Nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, and even if we had ships that could travel that fast it would take us 110 years to get there.

100 years ago, the idea of an iphone would seem like magic, and entirely impossible. "We'll never have such magic" people would have said.

Never say never.

Sure we have a speed limit of 300,000km/s. But, that's only if we don't figure out a way to travel outside/through spacetime as we observe it now. Who knows what kind of technology we'll come up with.

And even if we don't, and we end up going there on a STL (slower than light) drive, maybe we'll sleep. Or people will live for hundreds of years. They say the first person who will live to 200 years old has already been born. Some people say the first person who will live to 1000 has already been born.

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