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Author Topic:   Latest Kepler Data: Lots of Earths
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Message 6 of 24 (603461)
02-04-2011 2:35 PM
Reply to: Message 4 by Blue Jay
02-03-2011 9:33 AM

Hi Bluejay\Dinosaur.

I still don't know where I stand on this. I feel like there are still too many variables remaining. Surely it confirms the notion that life-bearing planets similar to Earth could be common, but I'm uncomfortable taking it much further than that.

I see it as confirmation that the universe has many opportunities for life to arise, not just one special case situation.

I put this together with the fact that pre-biotic molecules are common in space (see [tidm=296041]Building Blocks of Life[/tidm] for some of the evidence) and conclude that the formation and subsequent elevation of life is hardly impossible.


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