Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Neat discovery

Recently, 32 new planets have been discovered. And what makes these planets so special is that they could potentially harbor Earth-like environments. Although I think that we'll never get a chance to visit them since the distance is so far, the discovery is just amazing. Really, I knew this all along :P There's no way we're alone here in this universe.

These statements kinda irk me:
"I'm pretty confident that there are Earth-like planets everywhere,"
and
"The universe must indeed be crowded with habitable worlds."



Umm....no shit Sherlock! It's pretty arrogant to think that this planet is the only one to be habitable in the whole entire universe.
It makes me wonder if there are humans somewhere out there. Not specifically on those new 32 planets but in the massive universe in general. Who am I kidding? Of course there are. What I truly wonder is what stage are they in? Meaning, are they cavemen or far advanced than what we are? How do they communicate? What is their history? Do they have any wars? What is their society like? What are their morals? Oh man, I could go on and on with tons of questions.

Which brings me to this impossible to answer question. Is the universe infinite or finite? Honestly, I think it's hard to just imagine both. How can something continue on forever? The only thing I can think of that can do that are numbers but they aren't physically there. And if the universe is finite, then what's at the edge? Can you fall off? Float off? Haha, my brain is overstimulated with this thought. I guess we will never find out.

4 comments:

Stephanie Faris said...

I find it intriguing that there might be life out there. Another planet, very similar to ours, filled with people very similar to us. It's doubtful we'll ever know about it, but it's interesting to think about.

HeartNiki said...

I always find this stuff interesting and definitely believe that we can't be the only ones out there.

otin said...

Some questions will probably never be answered!

Stephanie Faris said...

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