April 25, 2007

Liveable

How cool is this:

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.


So how long will it take to get there at warp 4.5?

2 comments:

larry said...

Give Dick Cheney a pipe so he can lead all the Republicans there. (One-way trips only).

Erin said...

Geez, that's only like 20.4 light years, warp 4.5 will get you there in around 6 weeks.