From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 16:59:28 -0000 Archived: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 12:32:54 -0500 Subject: PopMech - Are We Alone? 'Popular Mechanics' article Are We Alone? Life almost certainly exists beyond our planet. Ask most astronomers, and they'll say it's not a matter of if, but when we find extraterrestrial life (or, for those more paranoid, it finds us). Several recent discoveries have brought this radical moment tantalizingly closer. From a pure numbers point of view, more stars mean more planets, which in turn mean more chances for life. To wit: Late last year, researchers reported there are three times as many stars in the universe as previously reckoned. These easily overlooked stars are dim, low-mass red dwarfs much smaller than our sun. While not ideal for the development of life, these slow-burning stars could have served as hosts for habitable planets for nearly as long as the 13.7-billion-year-old universe has existed - oodles of time for extraterrestrial creatures to take hold. (It took close to a billion years for the emergence of earthly bacteria.)... More at site: http://tinyurl.com/6cq98ay Cheers Ray D Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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