927+ exoplanets detected so far

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    Aug 10, 2013 1:10 PM GMT
    A total of 927 extrasolar planets (in 715 planetary systems, including 144 multiple planetary systems) have been identified as of 8 August 2013.
    The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia

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    Aug 11, 2013 1:45 AM GMT
    Dont forget http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gliese_667

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    Sep 21, 2013 8:07 AM GMT
    Now it's 973 exoplanets in (743 planetary systems, including 162 multiple planet systems). Approaching 1,000.
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    Sep 21, 2013 8:18 AM GMT
    Once again, the dogma - oops! - the fallacy is that scale equals meaning, or scale determines meaning, or scale circumscribes meaning.


    You are positing an ideological tenet that is not supported by reason: namely, that something of ultimate meaning could not possibly occur in a remote, obscure place.


    What a small, limited, perfervid and piss poor excuse for a mind you have.

  • TannerMasseur

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    Sep 21, 2013 2:34 PM GMT
    There are 100 billion galaxies. What's the likelihood & how many more habitable planets & solar systems are similar to ours?.....
  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 21, 2013 2:36 PM GMT
    Intriguing indeed. Glad we finally have evidence for what most of us thought previously.. many planet possibilities out there. Eventually we will discover other forms of life...
  • GTBL88

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    Sep 21, 2013 2:48 PM GMT
    So when do you think we might be able to explore them?
  • TannerMasseur

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    Sep 21, 2013 2:52 PM GMT
    GTBL88 saidSo when do you think we might be able to explore them?


    When Star Trek becomes reality icon_smile.gif .....
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    Sep 21, 2013 11:02 PM GMT
    Star Trek rules! Lol
  • caminhos

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    Sep 21, 2013 11:45 PM GMT
    Is the discovery of these planets important for knowledge's sake alone?

    Does it further promote the idea that we should go out and colonise space?

    We live on a more than adequate planet now yet billions of people live in or close to levels of extreme poverty.

    Shouldn't their plight be our focus rather than who or what may exist on distant planets?
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    Sep 21, 2013 11:53 PM GMT
    caminhos said Is the discovery of these planets important for knowledge's sake alone?

    Does it further promote the idea that we should go out and colonise space?

    We live on a more than adequate planet now yet billions of people live in or close to levels of extreme poverty.

    Shouldn't their plight be our focus rather than who or what may exist on distant planets?


    But what if an asteroid hits us? We need to find a way to help the human race. In fact if it wasn't for exploration of other planets we would be more backward. Think about the technologies for exploring Mars.
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    Sep 22, 2013 2:54 AM GMT
    1285pytk said
    caminhos said Is the discovery of these planets important for knowledge's sake alone?

    Does it further promote the idea that we should go out and colonise space?

    We live on a more than adequate planet now yet billions of people live in or close to levels of extreme poverty.

    Shouldn't their plight be our focus rather than who or what may exist on distant planets?


    But what if an asteroid hits us? We need to find a way to help the human race. In fact if it wasn't for exploration of other planets we would be more backward. Think about the technologies for exploring Mars.


    I would love to read any evidence you could supply that shows a direct link between the exploration of Mars to improvements in the living conditions of the poorest on this planet.

    My point is this= space exploration and any talk of space colonisation are not important when today we have the ability to solve or at least begin to solve problems on our current planet and are not doing so.

    Who cares about distant planets when our own is in such a state?