What an amazing discovery by Science!
Thanks to a near-by ‘Super Earth’?
Predators may be much closer than all of us realize.
[via io9] Nearby super-Earth might be the Predator’s real-life home planet
This newly discovered planet is just 22 light-years away. Its discoverers are calling it the “new best candidate” to support water, and possibly life. The planet’s unique features could even make it the ideal home for creatures like the Predator!
The newly discovered planet, which has the rather catchy name of GJ 667Cc, is at least 4.5 times the mass of our planet, and it orbits its host star every 28 days. While that may not sound anything like our planet, the fact that it orbits a much dimmer red dwarf star means that it ends up getting about 90% of the sunlight we get on Earth. But most of that light would be infrared, which would allow the planet to absorb more energy than if the light was in optical wavelengths.
That places the planet comfortably in the habitable zone of its host star — but it also raises some intriguing possibilities about what the nature of life on this planet.[Read More Entertaining, Non-serious speculation!]
[via DailyMail] This monstrous creature was poised to unleash hell on one of America’s most precious and fragile ecosystems.
But with great luck, the vast and menacing Burmese python was caught by rangers in Florida before it could lay eggs containing the 59 super-predators inside her.
The image was taken in 2009 but the problem is a very pressing one in 2012.
Nothing and no one is safe when these marauding foreign invaders emerge from the fetid swamp that has become their home.
Super- pythons like this one- are causing mayhem in the Everglades where they are decimating native species, numbers of raccoons, opossums, bobcats and other mammals.
With no natural predators scientists fear the pythons are disrupting the food chain and upset the Everglades’ delicate environmental balance in ways difficult to predict. [Read More]
The Predators are here already, Science…
Thanks to Mother Nature.
But thanks for the heads up anyway.