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What are the chance of astronomers finding another Earth like planet that can be inhabited by man?

Like looking for the needle in a Space like haystack so to speak?

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  • 12 months ago
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    I think a lot more inhabitable planets will be discovered than we first expected.

    At one stage some scientists even theorised that ours may be the only solar system, incorporating planets, in the universe.

    I always considered that to be a poor quality theory and indeed many planets have since been discovered in nearby stars. Most of them are gas giants of course, purely due to their size and greater gravitational effects.

    We don't know how many planets there are in nearby solar systems.

    However 'inhabitable' depends on your definition.

    Mars qualifies as an inhabitable planet, yet it is certainly a hostile environment.

    If you mean a planet in the butter zone, with a proportionally suitable mix of breathable atmosphere for humans, sufficient field to deflect the sun's most harmful rays and a solid rocky base, then it may well be like looking for a needle in a space-like haystack.

  • 12 months ago

    pretty good. if people try to fly there, people of earth will eventually learn they cannot get there, they will try to turn earth into what they think they will find there

  • Tom
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    12 months ago

    Hey, ALL stars have several planets, We just gotta find one the right size and distance from its sun.-----

  • 12 months ago


    We have looked. There aren't any that are within detection range. Serious astronomers have moved on. Perhaps it is time we did too.

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  • 12 months ago

    Absence of Proof Does not mean Proof of Absence

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  • 12 months ago

    There is some chance that they will find other Earth-like planets. There is no chance that those planets can be inhabited by man, as man cannot survive the travel time.

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