‘Second Earth’ found, 20 light years away
Scientists have discovered a warm and rocky “second Earth” circling a star, a find they believe dramatically boosts the prospects that we are not alone.
The planet is the most Earth-like ever spotted and is thought to have perfect conditions for water, an essential ingredient for life. Researchers detected the planet orbiting one of Earth’s nearest stars, a cool red dwarf called Gliese 581, 20 light years away in the constellation of Libra.
Measurements of the planet’s celestial path suggest it is 1½ times the size of our home planet, and orbits close to its sun, with a year of just 13 days. The planet’s orbit brings it 14 times closer to its star than Earth is to the sun. But Gliese 581 burns at only 3,000C, half the temperature of our own sun, making conditions on the planet comfortable for life, with average ground temperatures estimated at 0 to 40C. Researchers claim the planet is likely to have an atmosphere. The discovery follows a three-year search for habitable planets by the European Southern Observatory at La Silla in Chile.
I’m rather surprised that you have to pay Wii points
to get the internet channel
, (it was free until the end of June 2007, while in beta) but you get news
for free. I am sort of digging everybody votes
– and that was free, too. The browser will probably be the first thing I drop points on… not like I really need it, with I don’t know how many connective devices in the house. PDA, PSP, X number of laptops, and Big Brain.
Contrary to my original belief, the points aren’t given as rewards for doing well, but can only be purchased. Pfth.
I’ll be interested to see what Newtcam and my LJ reading list looks like on the big tv.
BHK got Wii Play (good excuse to get another wii remote, and I’m a sucker for minigames – see Wario) – a lot of fun. I like the billiards game the most.
I suspect that our next few Wii purchases will be one or two of the following:
Two quotes, both pretty significant to me –
“Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.” — Mike Wickett
“Be thine own palace, or the world’s thy jail.” — John Donne
Want to move from one Journal / Blog site to another?
It will allow one to migrate or move blogs from LiveJournal, Blogger, WordPress and publish to LiveJournal, Blogger, Windows Live Spaces, WordPress – or possibly clone a blog.
the download is available at
I’m going to test it out on my own server – just to see how it runs. I’m not leaving LJ, but it’s nice to know I can run a backup.
I’d like to get a shave with a straight-razor with my next haircut.
1 year ago
– headless horseman, windmills, selfport, bhk gab
2 years ago – condo pesks, bcl pic, knit zombies, library comics, balloon criminals, atom sponge, psycho pirate, hawkman thermometer, shazam hulk, varsity rule, spectre
3 years ago – Danny/Kool Aid Man, Silent Running, Lappie first loses charge, weather change, MD witchcraft, Lines Inscribed Upon a Cup Formed From a Skull
4 years ago – big brain, doctor, palm doodles, 5 things, purple frog, shaky-photo
5 years ago – nicer weather, glow zombies, newt pic, dreams, quiz, port 135, Erica, Bailey, Dexter, hat pins, zombie icon test
6 years ago – Tor Johnson, dulcet, brown study, Bin Laden sued, sick at home, css,Orisinal games, Knight’s colors, friendly ultralight helps migration,Glenda, Dave Macs me, Library thoughts, network names
7 years ago – work, TorT, 5 good things, Arnie-flicks, nails in a post