Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Planet Hunters

Photo from the CBC website

There aren't many things on TV that make me sit up and go, in an awed voice, "Wow." 
Not anymore. 
But last week's show on the CBC series The Nature of Things did it.
It was called "Planet Hunters" and is about what scientists and astronomers are discovering in outer space with the Kepler telescope. 
It blew my frigging mind. 

There is water out there. There are probably planets like earth, capable of sustaining life. They think it's only a matter of months before they find them.

I've always thought it only made sense that there would be other life forms in a universe that is seemingly endless, and said that one thing I'd like to see before I die is that discovery.

It looks like my wish is coming true. 

Watch it online: CLICK HERE.


  1. I've had the same wish. In fact, I had some time in my twenties when I thought it had already happened, and that teletransport was a real thing. Backed off the sci-fi section at the library.

  2. They were talking on the news this morning about a new lone planet that was discovered. Hmmmmm there has to be more than just us in this big universe.


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