• Potentially habitable planet found

    25 Apr 2007, 04:16 by Milkshake8

    "By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer

    For the first time astronomers have discovered a planet outside our solar system that is potentially habitable, with Earth-like temperatures, a find researchers described Tuesday as a big step in the search for "life in the universe."

    The planet is just the right size, might have water in liquid form, and in galactic terms is relatively nearby at 120 trillion miles away. But the star it closely orbits, known as a "red dwarf," is much smaller, dimmer and cooler than our sun.

    There's still a lot that is unknown about the new planet, which could be deemed inhospitable to life once more is known about it. And it's worth noting that scientists' requirements for habitability count Mars in that category: a size relatively similar to Earth's with temperatures that would permit liquid Water. However, this is the first outside our Solar System that meets those standards.


    16 Mar 2007, 15:52 by susstudio_x


    Step 1: Put your MP3 player or whatever on random.
    Step 2: Post the first line from the first 50 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
    Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
    Step 4: Italicize the songs when someone guesses correctly.
    Step 5: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!

    THE SONGS...

    01. Just one on one that's the way we do it A1: Be The First To Believe.
    02. Let me know that I've done wrong The All-American Rejects: Dirty Little Secret.
    03. Semester's coming soon Busted: Falling For You.
    04. Standing in crop circles naked gazing at the stars Son Of Dork: We're Not Alone.
    05. If it wasnae for yer wellies where wid ya be? Billy Connolly: The Welly Boot Song.
    06. She's cold and she's cruel but she knows what she's doing The Click Five: Just The Girl.
    07. So you're leaving in the morning on the early train Phil Collins: Can't Stop Loving You.