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As Catholic Online reported last week, a new astronomical discovery has the scientific community abuzz. Five more planets have been discovered around a star that closely resembles our sun. And at least one of them is within the star's "Goldilocks zone." Continue Reading

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  1. Mike Durham
    2 years ago

    I'm found it very interesting and concerning that there's a large amount of debris as a result of asteroids colliding with Tau Ceti which would prevent the evolution of intelligent and complex life there and that we know this because it happened here on Earth and will again eventually.

    On one hand it makes me realize how small and insignificant our daily problems are here and on the other, it makes me wonder is anyone working on doing something about it?

  2. Conway193
    2 years ago

    I thought the beadrattlers didn't believe in other worlds, and that the earth was flat, and that the sun revolved around it.

    Just ask Copernicus, Galileo, and Bruno.

  3. Pedro
    2 years ago

    I don't know who Dr. Robert Carroll was, but if you reject relativity, you have to place Earth at the center of the Universe, and once you do that, what's the point in going to other planets anyway?

  4. Chris
    2 years ago

    It seems Justin has all the answers. And hes such a people person that hes even judging people on their faith in something hes apparently never had a clue about. So while these people continue to write articles to be seen by millions, hes still just a wannabe scientist that has all the answers.

  5. Dave
    2 years ago

    A couple corrections. The star Tau Ceti itself is visible with the naked eye but the possible planet itself is not. The solar system graphic incorrectly states that one of the stars is in the habitable zone but they mean one of the planets is in the (star's) habitable zone.

  6. Bubba Einstein
    2 years ago

    With our present technology it would still take 250,000 years to get there. Not all that close.

  7. Jack
    2 years ago

    The information on the conjectural 5 exoplanets orbiting Tau Ceti is dubious at best, per Sky & Telescope and other sources. Best to proceed with caution till more reviews of the slight data.

  8. Jack Bishop
    2 years ago

    Maybe life will evolve there as it has done here. If there is eventually too much water there, they can always build an ark...

  9. Justin
    2 years ago

    You cannot be serious.. You are comparing the demotion of Pluto as a planet, having absolutely nothing to do the discovery of earth-like planets, and showing this discovery as an amazement of creation? Please stick to what you know, like hating gay people, banning contraception and deluding the masses. Leave the science for scientists.

  10. Jeremy
    2 years ago

    Thank you for this educating video, Merry Christmas!

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