Doesn’t this make the upcoming year look all cheery!
Science is now saying an “Alien Earth”…
Might actually exist!
[via Space] While 2011 was a huge year for alien-planet discoveries, 2012 could bring something even more exciting: the first true “alien Earth.”
This year saw the tally of confirmed exoplanets top 700, with NASA’s Kepler space telescope flagging thousands of additional candidates that still need to be verified. And just this month, Kepler scientists announced two landmark finds — the first two Earth-size alien planets, as well as a larger world in its star’s habitable zone, that just-right range of distances where liquid water (and possibly life as we know it) could exist.
These and other recent discoveries suggest that the prized quarry of many exoplanet hunters — an “alien Earth” — could be just over the horizon. In fact, such a planet may well pop up in the next round of Kepler candidates, which should be released next year, researchers said. [Read More]
How they say this all happy and excited like.
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Seriously, guys – Really?
Sure, it would be cool news, if the aliens we are about to discover we’re all, “Hey, you humans are awesome…Let’s be pals!”
But LOOK at the world, and the human species that runs it!
What chances do we have of that happening?
[via The Blaze] (The Blaze/AP) Seven people believed to be related had opened their Christmas gifts and started cleaning up the wrapping paper when they were shot to death in a suburban Fort Worth apartment, police said Sunday.
Authorities said they believe the shooter is among the dead.
Four women and three men, aged 18 to 60, were found in an adjoining kitchen and living room area when police entered the apartment around midday, said Grapevine Police Sgt. Robert Eberling. Two handguns were found near the bodies in the apartment that was decorated for the holiday with a tree, he added.
“It appears they had just celebrated Christmas. They had opened their gifts,” Eberling said.
The Dallas Morning News reports that officiers responded to a 911 call at about 11 a.m. when they discovered the seven bodies in the middle-class neighborhood. The call had come from the apartment, but no one was on the line when the 911 operator answered.
The victims have not yet been identified, but Eberling said it appears they all died of gunshot wounds. He said authorities still don’t know what sparked the incident. [Read more]
We are, at times, a sad, miserable, depressing species.
Do you honestly think an outside, alien species, who is not aware of our awesome we think we are, would want to be “pals” with us?
Heck, I’m human and for the most part I stay continually embarrassed by the bulk-think mentality of my species.
In other words…
We are so screwed right now….
HAPPY NEW YEAR!