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Thursday, 30 September 2010

Planetary life

The chances of alien life existing on a newly-discovered Earth-like planet are 100 per cent, scientists say. Gliese 581g is located 20 light years away from Earth in the constellation Libra.

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In a Daily Telegraph report by Heidi Blake, she says that these findings are based on 11 years of observations at the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii by a team led by Prof Steven Vogt.

Although this planet may lie in the so called 'Goldilocks' zone around a sun, the fact that it harbours life should not be surprising; life is surely not rare in the Universe. What is rare and may be unique is mankind. The jump from amoeba to conscience-aware entities is truly astronomical.
Reports like this ought to say that 'primitive' life, at least might exist. 'Alien life' gives some people the wrong impression, again the consequence of watching too many films.

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