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Strange Planetary Systems May Be Most Promising for Signs of E.T. Life

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To get warmth and liquid water for E.T. life astronomers believe a planet near a white dwarf star would be the best bet. The heat from these expired stars lingers for billions of years. Logged by Sunstroke author David Kagan in Doomwatch Legacy.

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Tim C (2420)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 8:37 am

Freya H (357)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 4:46 pm
Now that would be interesting! So, we may be more likely to find Aliens near white dwarfs than near suns like unto our own? Maybe that's why we haven't yet found other intelligent life - we're an exception, arising on a planet before its sun goes white dwarf.

Roger G (154)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 12:20 am
noted, thanks !

Robert O (12)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 12:43 am
Thanks Dan.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 12:51 am
Anyone watching our earth and it's going ons from afar would probably wish to be next to white dwarfs and not next to suns like ours...

Jaime Alves (52)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 1:14 am

Annabelle T (1)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 2:38 am
Noted. Thanks!

Ro H (0)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 4:56 am

. (0)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 10:22 am
Interesting; so many possibilities.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 10:23 am
Wow, very interesting. Thanks Dan.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 12:04 pm
Awesome. =)

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 1:28 pm
Noted. Thanks, Dan. So interesting...will be sharing this.

James Maynard (84)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 3:05 pm
Just love how each new day seems to bring yet
another discovery or theory about our grand

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 4:03 pm
Thank you.

g d c (0)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 6:57 pm

Roni Jo Patterson (4)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 8:46 pm
Couple of issues: 1) Doesn't a white dwarf first have to experience a red giant phase, expanding its surface? That would incinerate nearby planets. 2) Does the gravitational field strengthen as the star shrinks? Seems that would pull in a planet nearby. I could've done some research before posting. Much easier to get an answer from some of our science-minded friends.

Susan A (219)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 9:14 pm
Nice ~ Shared
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