Thursday, March 5, 2009

To infinity and beyond!

Is there anybody out there?

Artist's impression of Kepler's 3000 light-year target area: Artwork: Jon Lomberg

What is the chance that alien life exists? Nasa's latest mission - the Kepler Space Telescope due to launch on Friday night to survey the heavens for Earth-like planets - could soon give us an answer. Kathryn Westcott asks four experts whether mankind prefers the idea of being alone and unique or whether we long for cosmic cousins.

Fascinating article over at the Beeb. Scientists weigh in. Go read the rest on the BBC here.

Hello? Hello! Yes, I believe!

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