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So, If anything(I hope not) should happen to the planet earth, where do we as the human race go from there? Can we take residence on Mars? Is the moon a habitable place for mankind? What about another blue planet similar to earth? What are your thoughts on this? How long will it take for us to find another planet like earth? Is a space colony possible?

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Scientists have already found many earth-like planets, there are two in specific that have global oceans and sun-like stars.
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Planets that are simliar to earth excite me

My body is ready
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i hope there is and they are filled with catgirls. that invasion i might not mind as much,
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KonyTheKing wrote:

Scientists have already found many earth-like planets, there are two in specific that have global oceans and sun-like stars.


There probably light years away from us too.
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About 1200 light years haha. Also when I say many earth-like planets, there are around 40 billion earth sized planets and out of them 11 billion are orbiting sun-like stars. We are still nowhere near interstellar space travel though. Unless we can figure wormholes out, or find infinite energy and get women pregnant so we can colonize space; we are shit out of luck.
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KonyTheKing wrote:

About 1200 light years haha. Also when I say many earth-like planets, there are around 40 billion earth sized planets and out of them 11 billion are orbiting sun-like stars. We are still nowhere near interstellar space travel though. Unless we can figure wormholes out, or find infinite energy and get women pregnant so we can colonize space; we are shit out of luck.


Yeah true.
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KonyTheKing wrote:

Scientists have already found many earth-like planets, there are two in specific that have global oceans and sun-like stars.


Scientists have not found any earth-like planets that they know of. All that is known of the two planets you mention is their relative size to earth and that they orbit a star in what is assumed to be the "habitable zone". There has been no basis for the claim that they would have oceans. They could be gas planets or solid planets with no atmosphere for all that is known.
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ishe5555 wrote:


KonyTheKing wrote:

Scientists have already found many earth-like planets, there are two in specific that have global oceans and sun-like stars.


Scientists have not found any earth-like planets that they know of. All that is known of the two planets you mention is their relative size to earth and that they orbit a star in what is assumed to be the "habitable zone". There has been no basis for the claim that they would have oceans. They could be gas planets or solid planets with no atmosphere for all that is known.


How long will it take to find an earth-like planet?
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qualeshia3 wrote:
How long will it take to find an earth-like planet?


Unless someone accidentally figures out how to travel at several times the speed of light, how to fold space or discovers a stable worm hole close to our solar system leading to another star system with a planet similar to ours, probably not while we're alive.

Keep in mind that the images we see of the "newly discovered" planets we see today are already several decades to hundreds of years old.
The light from some of the stars we see even thousands of years.
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It's very unlikely that there wouldn't be considering the size of the universe. I don't think finding earth-like planets is the problem, the issue is getting to an earth-like planet. Even moving at the speed of light, it would take millions of years to make any significant trips outside of our galaxy. And heck, leaving the Solar System is an Odyssey in itself.
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I think the possibility is high.
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It's still a long way off but living on Mars is more realistic than anything else. We can get there, and the technologies to stay there long term are within our sight. I don't expect to see it in my lifetime though. I doubt it's worth it to actually get regular people living there. You would still need Earth to support Mars anyway.
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qualeshia3 wrote:
How long will it take to find an earth-like planet?


Unless someone accidentally figures out how to travel at several times the speed of light, how to fold space or discovers a stable worm hole close to our solar system leading to another star system with a planet similar to ours, probably not while we're alive.

Keep in mind that the images we see of the "newly discovered" planets we see today are already several decades to hundreds of years old.
The light from some of the stars we see even thousands of years.


Ah, okay. So, we just wait until someone brilliantly comes up with a way to travel faster than the speed of light?
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kinga750 wrote:

It's still a long way off but living on Mars is more realistic than anything else. We can get there, and the technologies to stay there long term are within our sight. I don't expect to see it in my lifetime though. I doubt it's worth it to actually get regular people living there. You would still need Earth to support Mars anyway.


To get to Mars takes how long again?
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