Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Why 2012 could be the year we find a habitable planet - CSMonitor.com

Why 2012 could be the year we find a habitable planet

By Mike Wall, SPACE.com / December 21, 2011

Other than the one we're currently living on, that is. As discoveries of alien planets accelerates, the discovery of an "alien Earth" could be just over the horizon.



"I'm guessing that this next planet catalog is going to see, finally, some numbers of points that are really, truly Earth-sized and in the habitable zone," said Natalie Batalha, deputy leader of the Kepler science team at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. "That's something that I really look forward to, is getting those candidates."

Why 2012 could be the year we find a habitable planet - CSMonitor.com

Makes sense. The calendar ends on 12/2012. I suspect we will also discover a way to move or transport people, things, even places to these new planets and leave this one. Maybe its the magnetic pole shift that causes this. Or something else entirely. You decide..

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