Smallest extrasolar planet yet detected and the first of a new class of rocky terrestrial planets Story dated 13 June 2005
"Astronomers announced today the discovery of the smallest planet so far found outside of our solar system. About seven-and-a-half times as massive as Earth, and about twice as wide, this new extrasolar planet may be the first rocky world ever found orbiting a star similar to our own."
This is very cool. Maybe we day we will find a world that is suitable for us to live on as-is. And hopefully that day will be soon, because I have a feeling that those of us who love freedom will soon need a place to go to escape tyranny. Now all we need is convenient interstellar travel technology. Bottom line, the movement on this world seems to be toward tyranny -- government wants to insert itself more and more into our lives. We need a new world to escape to, as our ancestors escaped to America. The trouble we are currently experiencing is because the tyranny of the Old World finally caught up with us.
Subject Matter: Astronomy Liberty Science Space Exploration Tyranny _____________________________________________