Another Day, Another Earth-Like Planet Discovered

December 6, 2011


Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers recently discovered an earth-like planet orbiting a sun-like star they believe is a promising candidate for life outside our solar system. Not if I have anything to do with it. Quick -- to the Death Star! "100% fictional." Shit!

I think there are two things that are really exciting about Kepler-22b," said Natalie Batalha, the deputy science team lead at Ames. "One is that it's right in the middle of this habitable zone.

"The second thing that's really exciting is it's orbiting a star very, very similar to our own sun. This is a solar analogue, almost a solar twin, very similar to our own sun and you've got a planet 2.4 times the size of the Earth right smack in the habitable zone."

Plus it's only 600-light years away. That's practically a trip across the street if you're immortal! Oooooooooor a million billion forevers if you're human. Now drink your Kool-Aid -- we'll be there in no time.

Earth-like planet found in distant sun's habitable zone [cnet]

Thanks to Drifter, daniel and P-nuts, who agree it would take at least four million Taco Bells and another million Taco Bell/Pizza Hut combos to make the trip bearable.

  • jerad schroeder

    I believe I read that it was a gas planet... It seems to me that they are saying anything within this "habitable zone" is considered an earthlike-planet.

  • Bryce

    ...only roughly 16,192,200 years away at our fastest achieved space flight speed.

  • Blinghamstar

    Assuming 2.4 times the size = 2.4 times the mass, your "phat" ass will be 2.4 times as heavy to lug around there.

  • Connor Mason

    yeah, i caught that das racist reference. 

  • I've picked my next vacation spot. 

  • Guest

    I wonder if it will have minerals...even have plentiful diamonds like Uranus.

  • Guest

    We've so far discovered this, but are we really sure that it would have breathable or simply easy-to-adapt-to air?

  • Davidsadi

    -goes out to buy a meat locker with enough leftover money for some hookers-

    Now I just need liquid hydrogen and Im ready to colonize that bitch ;)

  • it has to be pandora!! XD

  • kim hughes

    oh you bitch you beat me to it :c

  • Sweet, I can't wait for the day when we have the technology to prove life exists on planets like these. I love it. There are countless stars and even more planets surround these stars. There is no way we are alone in this universe.

  • forever alone

  • Luis Cárdenas


  • Luis Cárdenas


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