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BREAKING NEWS
April 24, 2007
Potentially Habitable Planet Found
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.

There's still a lot that is unknown about the new planet, which could be deemed inhospitable to life once more is known about it. And it's worth noting that scientists' requirements for habitability count Mars in that category: a size relatively similar to Earth's with temperatures that would permit liquid water. However, this is the first outside our solar system that meets those standards.

"It's a significant step on the way to finding possible life in the universe," said University of Geneva astronomer Michel Mayor, one of 11 European scientists on the team that found the planet. "It's a nice discovery. We still have a lot of questions." However, the research team believes the average temperature to be somewhere between 32 and 104 degrees and that set off celebrations among astronomers.

Until now, all 220 planets astronomers have found outside our solar system have had the "Goldilocks problem." They've been too hot, too cold or just plain too big and gaseous, like uninhabitable Jupiter. The new planet seems just right — or at least that's what scientists think.
Associated Press



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Boldly Going (or at least Seeing) Where Men Always Go at the Biggest Peaks
Category: NEWS
By: Pete Kendall, April 25, 2007
At a peak, it's all 'we'; everyone is a potential friend. There is a perceived brotherhood of men and nations. Even mythical aliens are included in the brotherhood of the universe.
The Elliott Wave Theorist, September 1992

planet earth ii
How fitting for a true peak expansion!  Can it really be a coincidence that this planet's name is 581 c ("simply called "c" by its discoverers when they talk among themselves), when we may be about ready for wave c as the final wave of [eight wave up-down Elliott wave sequence]?!  (Or that it provides a "Goldilocks solution", and it orbits its sun [in a Fibonacci] 13 days.)  As Elliott Wave International has noted, the concept of travel and space travel has been a hallmark of bullish sentiment, encompassing the discovery and settlement of the American continent and even the long-running Star Trek, Star Wars and many others.  (Even Star Trek went through its own Fibonacci 5-wave cycle with the original, then The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager (those poor lost souls!), and Enterprise.)  We can dream of this planet's potential, but nowadays the space program is struggling; other countries are active, but the focus has turned to competing security and defense systems; and, many even question whether the 1960s moon landings were a hoax (even while fantasies about UFO's proliferate, fitting for a bull-to-bear shift from practicality to magical thinking)!  So, about 40 years after the space program's peak, we've finally spotted a planet we could potentially expand to, yet we seem to have less ability to realistically "go where no one has gone before."  Seems about right for a peak: countdown to "581c" as 5-wave cycle, the 8th wave down meaning one thing - get ready for "c"!
-- Tiane

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