Comments:Discovery of smallest exoplanet yields 'extraordinary' find

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Wikinews needs science reporters who can spot details like "located approximately 6.2 ± 0.1 parsecs from its star" being ludicrous - that would place the planet somewhere around 20 light-years from it. This would, however, be approximately the distance of the planet from our star as listed in the source articles - David Gerard (talk) 22:23, 21 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, we do, David. Are you volunteering? --SVTCobra 21:16, 22 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

i think its kool they are findind more planets ...but are they going to them to chexk them out[edit]

i think its kool they are finding more planets ...but are they going to them to check them out.. we need to go out there to see if there is life or if thier is anything we can use for technology —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 15:14, 22 April 2009

making it the smallest exoplanet discovered to date[edit]

This is wrong, the third exoplanet ever discovered is smaller than this planet. w:PSR B1257+12 A 06:42, 23 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What Makes A Planet An Earth Counterpart[edit]

What Makes A Planet An Earth Counterpart

A. "Smallest exoplanet yet is found" Finding a planet just under twice Earth's size puts astronomers closer to discovering an Earth counterpart.

B. What is "an Earth counterpart"?

An "Earth counterpart" may be either a still "pre-lifed" or an already "bio-sphered" planet.

The features that would render a pre-lifed planet a pre-lifed Earth counterpart would include the environmental and compositional parameters of the 4.6 BYA Earth.

The features that would render a bio-sphered planet a bio-sphered Earth counterpart would include a bio-sphere comprising the Planet's primal organisms, its genes, and the chemical constituents of their evolved organisms, where:

Organism = a self-replicable temporary constrained-energy genetic system that supports and maintains a planet's biosphere by maintenance of its genes.

Dov Henis (comments from the 22nd century)

"Life's Manifest"
  There are msny planets tha can sustain human life within introstellar not counting extrostellar systems. Would humans even consider that other life forms exist interstellar much less outerstellar. out of many One  —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:00, 2 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]