[meteorite-list] Scientists find most Earth-like planet yet

From: GREG LINDH <geeg48_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 18:59:48 -0700
Message-ID: <BAY118-DAV749F9023DF88FC79DFF06C9480_at_phx.gbl>

       Hi Paul,

    I'm no scientist, but your thoughts on this are the same as mine. This
star is 20 light years from us, and yet we somehow deduce that a planet
going around it has "balmy temperatures". They're still trying to speculate
about possible life on Mars and it's a stones throw away from us.

    Greg Lindh

----- Original Message -----
From: <valparint at aol.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 5:29 AM
Subject: [meteorite-list] Scientists find most Earth-like planet yet

> My BS detector is buzzing like crazy. "They have not directly seen the
> planet" but somehow know that it has "balmy temperatures." What necromancy
> produced that result?
> The composition of the atmosphere is critical to knowing the temperature
> of the planet - think Venus vs. Mars. If they didn't directly see the
> planet there is no way they can know anything about its atmosphere.
> Paul Swartz
> >European astronomers have spotted what they say is the
> >most Earth-like planet yet outside our solar system, with balmy
> >temperatures
> >that could support water and, potentially, life.
> >
> >They have not directly seen the planet, orbiting a red dwarf star called
> >Gliese
> >581. But measurements of the star suggest that a planet not much larger
> >than the
> >Earth is pulling on it, the researchers say in a letter to the editor of
> >the
> >journal Astronomy and Astrophysics.
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Received on Wed 25 Apr 2007 09:59:48 PM PDT

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