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I wonder if anyone from there posts on here.
even though the fact that there's actually a parallel earth in that film kind of pales next to the personal drama aspect but that was probably the point.
would be interesting to see what's on there, although it might be a bit tricky given that it's 1,400 light years away.
It's the only way to be sure.
colossal waste of resources
but reaching for the stars is the only way humanity is going to survive post-Earth
Could make an argument for it being the most important thing we're doing as a species.
When you do that with astronauts like he said about NASA, and when you do things like that about a man like Neil Armstrong - I've kept really quiet, but I'll tell you something, he went down in my estimation when he said that - we have not resorted to that. But I'll tell ya - you can tell him now if you're watching it - we're still fighting for this title, and he's got to go to Mars and get something.
But it's one of those things I'd (bloody) love to be wrong about.
Just need the ability to see this new planet more clearly and evidence of civilisation wouldn't be that hard to see, unless I'm being very naïve. I can definitely see it happening with one planet or other within twenty odd years.
If you consider how quickly abandoned things on earth get swallowed up/eroded. Plus there's the major temporal aspect of being able to spot anything that's near enough to see AND was recent enough that there's still evidence of it.
I reckon microbial life is the likely candidate but that's presumably way harder to find evidence of on very distant planets (cf. moons in our solar system)
Nobody was that bothered. I was thinking more finding current civilisation somewhere. But then I suppose it would have to be cities or big structures to be identifiable from space, and if it's just space dogs or something, they won't be bothered with all that stuff.
The scientific world will go batshit if that happens. It'll be huge.
Likelihood of finding a current civilization is basically nil  given that our current knowledge says that all civilizations exist for a tiny, tiny blip of time on a cosmological scale and overlapping in time is probably a bigger barrier than overlapping in detectable space. Again, very .
so who knows what it's like anywhere else? They might have a peaceful, ongoing civilisation that's lasted millions of years.
This is the comet thing. So it was more 'the building blocks of life' than actual single-cell life.
It's a huge leap to say that it's evidence of life, and the guy from that article got absolutely caned for doing so.
Humanity: Pfft, looks like shit cat mate. Bothered.
I wouldn't want to be a member of a technologically inferior species discovered by Humanity...
if I was in that part of town
and dance like a space robot until my legs gave out