Thursday, September 30, 2010

Planet g

A NEW PLANET!? This day just keeps getting better and better.

Check out the Article

 This is really exciting. This planet is in another solar system not too far but not too close to it's sun. It could possibly contain water which = LIFE! I really hope there is life there. I've always hoped we'd find Extraterrestrial life in my lifetime. Maybe one day we might even be living on this new planet. Hopefully humankind won't destroy this one like we are our own.

Here's some interesting facts from the article if you're too lazy to actually read it:
  1. Planet g is about 3 times the mass of Earth. 
  2. It is much closer to its star. 14 million miles versus Earth's 93 million
  3. It's so close to its version of the sun that it orbits every 37 days
  4. It doesn't rotate much, so one side is almost always bright, the other dark. 
  5. Temperatures can be as hot as 160 degrees or as frigid as 25 below zero, but in between
  6. The planet circles a star called Gliese 581. It's about 120 trillion miles away, so it would take several generations for a spaceship to get there. {Sad news there :(  }
  7. Scientists believe that there are other planets like this one and Earth out there
    I'm super excited to see what else we discover about this planet.

    I LOVE SPACE!! ^_^

    That's it for now. Adios
    -Mr. Smith

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