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Is Kepler 186f habitable?

Is Kepler 186f habitable?

Kepler-186f, the first Earth-size Planet in the Habitable Zone
The artist's concept depicts Kepler-186f , the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the habitable zone—a range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the planet's surface. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that Earth-size planets exist in the habitable zones of other stars and signals a significant step closer to finding a world similar to Earth.

http://www.nasa.gov/ames/kepler/kepler-186f-the-first-earth-...

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It Seems The Good Lord Kept Similar Planets To The Earth Far

enough from the Earth so we don't spread our miserable sin nature to other worlds...

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Probably not...

..there are still a BUNCH of other factors involved, but it is probably terraformable. Still, given the commute, we'd have a better time of it with Mars. For now...

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"a step closer to finding a world similar to Earth."

Poor inhabitants... I can see them having perfect weather, plenty of food naturally growing and plants, where everyone trades and gets along sitting around peacefully with each other in a world of plenty all day socializing, and then a spaceship with numerous countries' territorial flags and identification numbers on it lands, and out steps a human -

"Hi we're from earth and we're here to help you..."

Lol... I wonder if the SPLC and our politicians have prepared the Extremist Hateful Terrorists label for them yet when they say "No, thanks."

Joη's picture

more about the Kepler space observatory


http://youtu.be/FWJWoQF1PPw

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Good find

The story says that the planet receives only about 1/3rd the light that we do. I imagine that any animal life on there would develop larger eyes to allow for more light to enter the eyeball. Which is interesting when you consider that there are a lot of depictions of aliens with large eyes.

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hmm...you may be on to something...

...assuming that alien life forms would have "eyes" and/or Terran-type "brains" to capture and interpret light energy.
Then again, intelligent life, galaxies away, may have nothing at all in common with humanoid life forms, other than an aggressive drive to survive...I mean every living thing wants to keep living dunnit?