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|User Info||First earth-like planet purportedly discovered; entered at 2011-12-21 01:31:00|
Yes; I know. -- I am being preternaturally aware of the fact that you have a seemingly unique talent for being a troll anywhere you please full-time around here, and keep getting away with it.
What I find most interesting is that as soon as the telescope tech gets to resolution XX, we immediately find planets of that size that were not visible before. It is, therefore, logical to assume that as tech improves, more and more planets of various sizes and classes will be found. It is simply a matter of time before we start to locate many 'M' Class planets with abundant liquid water, appropriate gravity and atmosphere.Indeed; once we're able to see terrestrial-size moons in orbit around terrestrial-sized planets, the game is on.
(The real kicker will be when a telescope capable of such precision is then instructed to auto-scan the heavens, saving humans of the monotonous drudgery to hunting for needles in haystacks.)