Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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More About Earthlike Planets

wcg thoughtfully pointed me to another article about the Kepler telescope's planetary discoveries.  Wahoo, look at all those pale blue dots!  Five of them are in the "habitable zone" where we might anticipate liquid water and life as we know it.

But folks, I study Earth's extremophiles and have an abiding faith in the rule the Life Finds A Way.  I suspect we'll discover "life NOT as we know it" first, because there are a lot more opportunities for that.

*chuckle*  Of course, by the time we get out there, everybody and his chimp will have written science fiction set on those planets.
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