The Milky Way’s 100 Billion Planets

This artist’s illustration gives an impression of how common planets are around the stars in the Milky Way. The planets, their orbits and their host stars are all vastly magnified compared to their real separations. A six-year search that surveyed millions of stars using the microlensing technique concluded that planets around stars are the rule rather than the exception. The average number of planets per star is greater than one. This means that there is likely to be a minimum of 1,500 planets within just 50 light-years of Earth.

Doomsday Dreaming: PART II

Imagine if you will the Earth covered in a mist of gas from a nearby comet that envelopes the Earth’s atmosphere in a pea soup green mist.  Or maybe a Voodoo priest blowing a certain type of powder at you, then it looks like you die and you wake up inside of a coffin buried alive.  Also there is this possibility that you could catch a virus that was made by man to cure a specific disease and you become more of a scientific answer to the problem of a zombie apocalypse.

 

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