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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Kepler-16: A Planet Orbiting Two Stars

Once again, science fiction is becoming reality. How long will it be before we find a habitable planet circling a double star. I'm old enough to remember when scientists poo pooed the idea that planets could orbit a double star system. This is a very exciting time to be alive. We are watching history be made and our understanding of the universe revolutionized regularly. And, with our new technology, we can share that knowledge so much more easily.

Now, the questions are, will we support additional research and will we use our high tech equipment to uplift everyone and improve life on this single star planet? The future is now. What will we DO with it?

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