Five earth size planets found

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    CNN) -- Are we alone in the universe? Findings by NASA's Kepler space telescope are making that seem less likely.

    NASA scientists have announced Kepler has spotted five planets about the size of Earth, orbiting stars in our galaxy.

    These planets are orbiting in what is known as the habitable zone, which puts them at a distance from their suns where liquid water could exist. Liquid water is a key ingredient for life to form.

    "In a generation we have gone from extraterrestrial planets being a mainstay of science fiction, to the present, where Kepler has helped turn science fiction into today's reality," said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.

    Kepler space telescope spots five Earth-sized planets in our galaxy - CNN.com
     
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    Scientists, I thought they were lazy? Guess not.
     
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    calling them "earth sized" is not exactly the truth

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    I hope they have outgrown texting there.
     
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    The planets were discovered by the 6% who aren't lazy.
     
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    If they weren't so lazy, we would have a complete list of all their alcoholic beverages.
     
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    can we rape them for their resources? If not, can we bombard them with regulations?
     
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    I prefer a "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" type of solution. Let's tell all the worthless parasites such as career politicians, lobbyists, community organizers, the ladies of The View, etc. that Earth is going to be hit by a big asteroid and we are evacuating. Put them all on ships as the first phase, telling them they are the most important to save. Send them to one of the planets, and then update the earth's firewall to block their signals as spam.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    Remember that when they make first contact with us.
     
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