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- adjective Of a
planet, resembling the Earth.
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- adjective earth colored; of something having a color of soil or earth
- adjective resembling or characteristic of earth
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is the transit method the only way we have to detect "earthlike" planets?
My personal choice would be to throw everything we have at detecting earthlike Exoplanets and the search for alien life.
Most of the "aliens" are humans whose ancestors were abducted from earth (mostly Europe or Canada) and dropped on earthlike planets, to form colonies.
The last book contains a scene where the two superscientists cooperate to decimate one galaxy by colliding it with a second and repopulate a third galaxy by teleporting the earthlike worlds to safe orbits elsewhere in the universe.
If they found an earthlike planet there it would make it seem that much more plausible.. and if nothings found at least it should put the matter to rest.
And would the public really rather know about the epoch of reionization, or where all the nearest earthlike planets are?
Studying the coupled processes of mass loss and migration may be crucial to unraveling the origins of the hundreds of hot, earthlike planets space missions like CoRoT and NASA's Kepler will soon uncover, Jackson said.
Either spacetime could be made to fold, skipping ninety lightyears and putting the colony ship only seven years away from the earthlike planet that was its destination, or the ship would obliterate itself in the attempt . . . or nothing would happen at all, and it would crawl on for nine hundred more years before reaching its new world.
Geoengineering, its proponents would say, is about keeping the planet earthlike, and critics would say, is about making it non-earthlike.
Terraforming is about making a non-earthlike planet earthlike.