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#2 - outlastgaming
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(07/14/2013) [-]
"Oh wow they saw the color of another planet." NO, this is really serious. Up until now exoplanets (earth-like planets) have only been visible to us through looking for abnormalities in starlight to see when one passes in front of a star. This is inefficient is getting a grasp of how many are out there, and what they are primarily composed of. Now that we can view them more independently we can start to mare accurately gauge the chances that one of them will contain life (or even be able to support life). This means that the discovery of a planet outside of our solar system that shows signs of life is becoming a great possibility in the near future.
#183 to #2 - anon
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(07/15/2013) [-]
Actually, what they did is compare the light waves we detect when the planet passes in front of the star as opposed to the star on its own, and calculate the range in the electromagnetic spectrum of the color of the planet.
#34 to #2 - harleycurnow
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(07/15/2013) [-]
Exoplanets aren't earth-like planets, they are planets outside of the solar system.
User avatar #53 to #34 - outlastgaming
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(07/15/2013) [-]
Sorry, I was mistaken. My example is false but the breakthrough still has pertinence to my statement. I apologize.