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Little green aliens

Post by IanF » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:13 pm

Looking more likely that they are out there. :ugeek:

https://news.sky.com/story/k2-18b-water ... e-11806755
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Re: Little green aliens

Post by DeskJockey » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:58 pm

IanF wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:13 pm
Looking more likely that they are out there. :ugeek:

https://news.sky.com/story/k2-18b-water ... e-11806755
If there are aliens on that planet they'll be squat and stout. 8x earth's mass will mean a rather heavy life
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Re: Little green aliens

Post by Mito Man » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:00 pm

Let’s be honest it’ll just be a stupid single celled organism which will be a let down after all these years of expecting little green monsters.
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Re: Little green aliens

Post by dinny_g » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:32 pm

Let’s hope they don’t get eaten by a small dog...
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Re: Little green aliens

Post by duncs500 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:19 am

Love this story, can't wait for those next gen space telescopes to go up.
Mito Man wrote:
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Let’s be honest it’ll just be a stupid single celled organism which will be a let down after all these years of expecting little green monsters.
No doubt they detected this one because of its size, but there will be thousands or even millions more earth like worlds out there... there are after all hundreds of billions of systems in our galaxy and hundreds of billions of galaxies in our universe.

The biggest challenge with finding the actual little green men is probably that creatures like us are usually around for pretty short periods in galactic terms (at least in our experience).

If anyone is interested in this stuff, I emplore you to read Five Billion Years of Solitude.

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Re: Little green aliens

Post by NotoriousREV » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:42 am

It’s pretty much a certainty that life is out there.
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Post by Simon » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:10 am

Of course there is. If there's a billion trillion stars in the observable universe (source) then the odds of there _not_ being life out there is near impossible I'd say.
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Re: Little green aliens

Post by JLv3.0 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:13 am

Exactly. It's not a belief in bleepy bloopy little green men - it's the sheer, unbelievably overwhelming mathematical odds against us being the only life forms in such an unbelievably vast collection of planets.

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Re: Little green aliens

Post by duncs500 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:25 am

Indeed. Probably won't find some properly interesting life in our lifetimes though, although I hope they find some at least just to shut up all the people who believe otherwise.

The thing is, water is hugely abundant in our solar system, so it wouldn't be surprising to learn that it is in many other places.

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Re: Little green aliens

Post by JLv3.0 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:36 am

duncs500 wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:25 am
Indeed. Probably won't find some properly interesting life in our lifetimes though, although I hope they find some at least just to shut up all the people who believe otherwise.
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Post by duncs500 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:47 am

Do you think Leavers are the same group that don't think life exists off our planet? Probably a lot of crossover in the two groups. If they don't like foreign humans, I wonder how they will feel about aliens?! :lol:

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Re: Little green aliens

Post by Beany » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:06 am

duncs500 wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:19 am
Love this story, can't wait for those next gen space telescopes to go up.
Mito Man wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:00 pm
Let’s be honest it’ll just be a stupid single celled organism which will be a let down after all these years of expecting little green monsters.
No doubt they detected this one because of its size, but there will be thousands or even millions more earth like worlds out there... there are after all hundreds of billions of systems in our galaxy and hundreds of billions of galaxies in our universe.

The biggest challenge with finding the actual little green men is probably that creatures like us are usually around for pretty short periods in galactic terms (at least in our experience).

If anyone is interested in this stuff, I emplore you to read Five Billion Years of Solitude.
As an easier starter, a read on the Fermi Paradox is well worth it (it's literally what Duncs is referring to, and I'm sure he knows it)

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Re: Little green aliens

Post by Jimmy Choo » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:11 am

dinny_g wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:32 pm
Let’s hope they don’t get eaten by a small dog...
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Little green aliens

Post by IanF » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:29 pm

Cheers,

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