Thursday, December 08, 2011

Rome: Astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno

"Vatican astronomer discusses earth - like planet"

Originally posted Wednesday, December 7, 2011.

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"Kepler 22 - b, the planet whose discovery was announced on December 5, has conditions ... to make life possible -- according to an astronomer at the Vatican Observatory.

"[S]ays Brother Guy Consolmagno, We've got a star that's like the sun, with a planet that is like earth's size, in an orbit that is like earth's orbit..."

He goes on to add:

"All of this is telling us that it could be a planet that has conditions, just the right amount of heat, just the right amount of sunlight -- to make life possible, and it's the first one that we have really got that matches all the details we are looking for.."

Cool! :)


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