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There are billions of potentially habitable planets in the Milky Way galaxy

Written by The Sarcasmist on March 28, 2012 - Comments (1)

GalaxyWell, that’s it then, all the tales of aliens visiting our planet must be true. Out of all those planets, some must have the technology to travel thousands of light-years to come play hide and go seek with the most unsophisticated of our species.

A team of European astronomers say that about 40 percent of red dwarf stars – the most common type of star in the Milky Way – have at least one planet whose temperatures would allow liquid water on the surface. (Christian Science Monitor)

It’s good to know that those billions of possible life-supporting planets, their potential life-forms and their evolutionary paths conform strictly to what we see here on Earth (carbon based life-forms dependent on water). Otherwise this alien-life-finding business might have been a lot more complicated.

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  1. Naturally the Universe would want to conform to our style of Carbon-based/Water dependent life-form( it would be totally non-egocentric to think otherwise!) Before Copernicus, we used to believe that everything in the sky revolved around the earth ~ what a hit to the ego when it proved otherwise! As a species,Homo Sapiens are obviously very humble!

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