Thursday, September 17, 2009

No it isn't.

A newspaper article claims that the discovery of a rocky planet around another star is 'proof that we are not alone'.

I claim that claim is rubbish. All it proves is that there's a lump of rock going around another star.

As for life...

Corot 7b is similar in size to Earth, but daytime temperatures of 1,500C mean it is far
too hot for anything to flourish there.

3 comments:

Southern Writer said...

Agreed. It proves nothing. Headlines are written to entice.

tom sheepandgoats said...

HA! Even with the ghost-hunting, which I don't do, we are still somewhat on the same wavelength.

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tom sheepandgoats said...

HA! again. From your source article:

"Scientists believe that if life begins on a planet, it needs a solid surface to rest on."

No question about it - these folks are really....um....on top of something.

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