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Life on Other Planets

            There are so many things in this world that people argue over. One thing that is true for every argument is that there is always at least two sides, and two conflicting questions like "why?, or why not?", "should?, or shouldn't there be?", or "is there?, or isn't there?" One of the biggest arguable questions of all time is whether or not there is life other than that on the planet Earth. There are facts to prove things for both arguments, and I don't think that anyone can say with 100% certainty that they know the answer. Since the known time that man has been around, there have been recordings of strange and even supernatural things happening. These things have been said to be anything from strange flashes of light, to disappearances, or unidentified objects in the sky, or even a mysterious radio signal. The point is that many people (including myself) strongly believe that we are not alone in this universe, that someone or something is trying to contact us. On the other hand, a very large number of the people on our little planet believe that we are alone, and that these so called "strange phenomenons" are only figments of imagination, or something made up to receive attention or to make your name known in your hometown, or globally. .
             Last October (1999) Dr. Geoffrey W. Marcy, an astronomer at San Francisco State University, and his research associate, Dr. Paul Butler, who is affiliated with the same university, made an astounding discovery in the scientific field. They reported the detection of two planets orbiting sun-like stars. These can both be seen with the naked eye from Earth. The temperatures of these two planets, which are considerably larger than Jupiter, appear to be warm enough for water to be in a liquid form, showing us that extraterrestrial (non-terrestrial, not on our earth) life may be producing. This finding leads scientists to believe that the likelihood of there being more stars with orbiting planets capable of supporting life is much higher than we originally thought.

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