NASA’s Kepler Discovers First Earth-Size Planet In The ‘Habitable Zone’ of Another Star

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This was a great question someone posed on a thread NASA started about the newly discovered Kepler ‘planet’

“How many years would it take if Nasa sent another satelite to the new Kepler planet to capture images?”

NASA reply:

“It’s not even possible with current technology, and even at New Horizons speeds a one-way trip would take hundreds of thousands of years. It takes 1,400 years for a radio signal to reach it.”

Digital works by artist Jie-Ma

“We must ban the Kalashnikovs of tomorrow.” – Scientists and Technologists plea to stop AI arms race.

081107-N-5416W-003 GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 7, 2008) The close-in weapons system (CWIS) is test fired from the deck of the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61). Monterey and the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group are conducting operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Weinert/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 7, 2008) The close-in weapons system (CWIS) is test fired from the deck of the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61). Monterey and the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group are conducting operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Weinert/Released)

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/07/27/hawking-musk-woz-we-must-ban-kalashnikovs-tomorrow

Pluto – A view back from the edge of the Solar System – NASA, New Horizons

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“We’re going to need some new ideas to figure out what’s going on,” said Summers. Only in Science come someone come out and say that, brilliant.

All the info here.

Simulated flyover of Northwest Sputnik Planum and Hillary Mountains, Pluto – NASA, New Horizons – have a great weekend!

More Plutonian Mountains!

Latest images of comet 67P from Rosetta..

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