From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:30:25 -0500 Archived: Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:30:25 -0500 Subject: Can They Go Home NOW Please? - Cox Source: Billy Cox's Blog De Void http://tinyurl.com/k7s9edp Thursday, December 5, 2013 Can They Go Home NOW Please? By Billy Cox, Herald-Tribune We don't need another example of how desperately partisan Capitol Hill has become. We really don't. But this week, even when the most futile and least popular Congress in American memory swerved off-script and managed to do something legitimately interesting, it all went in the ditch. And folks, this is a big reason scientists are reluctant to subject edgy new ideas to scrutiny from the Beltway hacks. The occasion was Wednesday's House Science Committee hearing, called "Astrobiology: The Search for Biosignatures in Our Solar System and Beyond" and chaired by Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Tex. Truthfully, it wasn't all that edgy, either. Not anymore. Considering the Exoplanet Data Explorer has confirmed the existence of 755 planets outside our solar system, with another 3,470 Kepler-identified candidates awaiting analysis, this one was actually a no-brainer. Especially given the fact that just one day before panelists convened, Hubble Space Telescope researchers announced the discovery of five exoplanets that emit "a very clear signal" for water. [More at site... ] 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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