Dimitar Sasselov: How we found hundreds of Earth-like planets November 20, 2019 Tags:and, astrobiology, astronomy, biology, Dimitar, earth, extraterrestrial, kepler, life, NASA, planetology, planets, Sasselov, talks, TED, TEDTalks, telescope, that, the Related Posts Ansis Starks “secondsecond. Texture I-III. Landscape I-III” – “NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind” Quixel mixer landscape texturing tutorial. Render in 3ds Max and FStorm Why Did NASA Crash A Satellite Into Mercury? About The Author Dovie Hartmann 100 Comments celshader @ebaltrace It will cause Christianity to change and adapt. People will probably switch to the idea that God created the universe in the moment of the big bang to eventually form into an engine that produces life automatically across the universe. It is already a popular idea amongst moderate, scientifically minded Christians and is fairly close to Deism and Atheism. Creationism however will go into decline : ) July 22, 2010 Reply Alexander Vlasev @neoaeonian Maybe it's our ignorance of how varied civilizations out there may be. We need to do a lot more work until we can even answer what kind of planets can harbor life that can communicate. July 22, 2010 Reply steve0281 @ebaltrace Not likely: "And as one earth shall pass away, and the heavens thereof even so shall another come; and there is no end to my works, neither to my words." God to Moses Moses 1:38 Nice try. July 22, 2010 Reply PoopnSuch @ebaltrace Pretty sure they will look up some shitty verse in the bible and will say "here it was in the bible all along!" which will strengthen their belief >.>… July 22, 2010 Reply Jontman42 @BFDK Well who knows what we'll find on Mars ;P But yeah in terms of planets and how much life could be around, it could be like that. Sad that there are no mass relays to actually get to the planets 🙁 And there probably won't be that many intelligent species traveling on galactic levels speaking english either.. July 22, 2010 Reply Anomalous AP @RadiatorBoy Funny… I was asking myself the same thing ebaltrace asked, read your first sentence, and didn't even need to see the question to realize what it was about. Let's also remember that the Vatican also declared a few years ago that Extraterrestrial life is compatible with their religion. July 22, 2010 Reply Anomalous AP @DragonflyGirl09 I think you can find excitement in both cases. I'd be pretty excited to see a gigantic change in opinion by millions of people. Sure, we've established it is irrational… But the majority of people still believe, and something like this would surely change many people's minds. Anyway, talking about religion in a science documentary… I fell for it, Ugh, I suck. July 22, 2010 Reply EresTremulant @ebaltrace i genuinely hope so July 22, 2010 Reply Alexander Vlasev @neoaeonian Exactly. I think one of the better methods that we can come up with is to try to look at the diverse life-forms on our planet and try to figure out how they would develop if they were like us. For example, take Dogs as an example. I think they'll have a hard time building stuff without the thumbs to do so. An octopus on the other hand… I can see it being able to build stuff, develop writing, etc. July 22, 2010 Reply 1966human Very good clear speaker July 22, 2010 Reply Bruce Wayne @ebaltrace never. some of them believe that there's life on other planets already… July 22, 2010 Reply Doncho Mazhlekov Ah… it's people like him that make me say 'I'm proud to be Bulgarian'… nice speech! July 22, 2010 Reply fragelius all praise flying spaghetti monster for his awesomeness and that it created life on all those planets July 22, 2010 Reply BinaryReader he kinda drifted off at the end of that talk. would have been better to hear more about planets than the neck tie "how small is life" thing. July 22, 2010 Reply Rusvi1 @foravaine looks like it July 22, 2010 Reply Kevin Scales @bwill325 true July 22, 2010 Reply Kevin Scales @bwill325 true July 22, 2010 Reply Kevin Scales @BromTown Yeah, I didn't want anone to think I was seriously arguing for 'objective significance' July 22, 2010 Reply Stu extending my comment below, imagine in there was a female alien similar to human female out there on a planet in the billions of stars, but instead of small tits, she had huge tits and had four of them! LUSH July 22, 2010 Reply wheatable I KNEW it. July 22, 2010 Reply rip @hyperseauton LMFAO you idiot. its spelled moron. learn to spell before telling someone off July 22, 2010 Reply Greg Rose this is exciting =] July 22, 2010 Reply Darwin's Beer Reviews I will never understand the fascination with space. July 22, 2010 Reply infinitenight2093 @dar482 *sigh*… July 22, 2010 Reply Csaba T @dar482: You are like an ant that doesn't care about things that are more that 10 yards away from its hive, all it cares about is that bread crumb 2 inches away. You just don't want to know about the big picture. July 22, 2010 Reply The_Natives To infinity.. and beyond. July 22, 2010 Reply Th3Wab3 why do the TED intros have to be so loud? i hate how people say things like one act launched the so and so revolution.. any historian will tell you that is not the case.. steps have always been taking place some are more influential than others for whatever reasons… July 22, 2010 Reply grraadd He also noticed that bad money elbow-out good money from the market… what's happening with dollars now (and happened with many other fiat or spoiled currencies before). July 23, 2010 Reply bgcorporation @Dazis4Real Yep, that is human life. Seek, destroy, conquer. July 23, 2010 Reply KzrrainzYes How do these videos keep turning into religion bashing sessions? Let's stay on topic people, SCIENCE. July 23, 2010 Reply D Purdy the excitement starts at 8:38 … July 23, 2010 Reply JaredPKBC 6 Christians, 3 Muslims and 1 Mormon disliked this vid. *numbers are subject to change" July 23, 2010 Reply shax108 I can't wait to see what Keppler turns up in the next couple of years. July 23, 2010 Reply mininow @JaredPKBC hahaha, true, true… July 23, 2010 Reply decentradical @rabbitwho Religion turns people unreasonable, what's wrong with stopping people from being unreasonable? July 23, 2010 Reply AmusingYeti Blessed Russel's Teapot. You've triumphed again. July 23, 2010 Reply SirSilverMyst 13:54 laughter fail July 23, 2010 Reply ebaltrace @imneatneatneat You make a good point. I agree. Ebal the Atheist July 23, 2010 Reply Avi Batra In Soviet Russia, planets discover you =D July 23, 2010 Reply Doncho Mazhlekov @earthangelrojanie Indian? lol 🙂 Just look at his name, he can't be Indian. He's Bulgarian, born in the capital Sofia. July 23, 2010 Reply KzrrainzYes @BaileysBeads Ignorant statements like those makes people arrogant, whats wrong with stopping people from being fools? July 23, 2010 Reply neil73 @xXBeach Two luminous, disc-like eyes appeared above the rim. A huge, rounded bulk, larger than a bear rose up slowly, glistening like wet leather. Its lipless mouth quiverred and slavered, and snake like tentacles writhed as the clumsy body heaved and pulsated. – H.G Wells, War of the Worlds, 1896 July 23, 2010 Reply neil73 @Killjeser They already have. Last year I saw a vid with a muslim imam saying that if there are alien civilizations they will be muslim! I nearly fell of my chair when I heard that!lol! July 24, 2010 Reply neil73 @xXBeach The quote came to mind as I was reading your comment is all. Reading another one of your comments about alien civilizations/ intergalactic travel etc:Perhaps there really IS no possibility of faster than light travel, hence no starships observed? Maybe, Sadly we are all separated by the vast gulf of space and the best any can do is to build enormous telescopes in orbit an observe one and other? Saying that people said heavier than air flying machines are impossible only 107 yrs ago July 24, 2010 Reply Seán O'Nilbud @asf4321 Ha ha ha ho ho ho indeed. You ass. Your silly assumptions about me are as worthless as your simpleminded belief in fairytales. Get a grip man, you're not a child anymore July 24, 2010 Reply decentradical @KzrrainzYes Nothing! I'm all open for discussion! You're the one who tries to stiffle the debate, that's a shame. July 24, 2010 Reply DoctorTachyon @greycloud24 consider the various life form in the ocean. Then imagine the possibilities of life in the universe. There are significant possibilities out there. Quite exciting really. July 24, 2010 Reply Mark Segal See how god loves us ? he made such a HUGE universe just for use ! (lol) July 24, 2010 Reply KzrrainzYes @BaileysBeads Ignorance =/= debate. Sorry. July 24, 2010 Reply reasonnotgod loved the little film at the end…and the talk of course July 24, 2010 Reply willowtreephoto @rabbitwho Believing that you are right is normal, if you thought you were wrong, than you would change, and would then be right. Being right is superior. You can tell someone how to vote. July 25, 2010 Reply Overbruce Why am I trying to sell you a half built bridge…. am I that charming? LoL July 25, 2010 Reply Carpaithian Forest @RenataVentura ah but science isn't a belief system its a way of life, spiritualism has its methods of deducting logic but science is totally different as it doesn't make assertions without objective proof. July 25, 2010 Reply adb0150 @RenataVentura Could you be more specific. Is that a wide spread spiritism-religion club. Certainly is non of religions/philosophies that dominates neither wester, nor easter world. Must be some sort of underground society. Don't get me wrong. I wish this could be the rule, not the exception. Which is obviously not the case. Cheers. July 25, 2010 Reply Clouded Journey @RenataVentura Yea man you're right, religion and science got seperated because of power and money like most things. The roman catholic church came together as a form of control. It brought together not just the christians but a whole bunch of faith groups at the time under the roman empire. It was a powerful institution which denied reason to control. The gospel was about paying penance and doing what you're told they said, to control. But in fact it's the opposite. July 25, 2010 Reply GlyCop Co-op Huh? I did not count but one Earth like planet in this presentation. the third rock from the Sun. Duh? July 26, 2010 Reply GlyCop Co-op Huh? I did not count but one Earth like planet in this presentation. the third rock from the Sun. Duh? July 26, 2010 Reply princeofexcess @KzrrainzYes religion bashing is part of science 😛 Its the part that here is how its not, then there is a part thats here is how it really is July 26, 2010 Reply jannevellamo Ok, BP – China 1-1. Whose turn is next? July 26, 2010 Reply KzrrainzYes @drche420 If someone says "there is nothing any can say that can change my mind about X", it obviously makes them close minded. What's the point of stating the obvious? July 26, 2010 Reply FeL0niOuSmOnK @KzrrainzYes because it just tends to be that religion relies upon the subversion of knowledge – science is just one of the most objective forms of it? July 26, 2010 Reply KzrrainzYes @drche420 Some, yes, not all. July 26, 2010 Reply eLBee BaD The Prince Of Dance @zassounotsukushi I wouldn't say screwed up, but in agreement w/U it feels that he wasn't to give all THAT away! 60 PLANETS w/life? Another possible give away. I guess those who have no idea will get it all in Feb…or will they give info in stages? Hmmm. Let me help! Aliens are/or will b HERE on earth & they're all over our skies NOW!! July 27, 2010 Reply WeAreTheRobots @mysund The benefit is that the observational method is quite simple: you just take a series of images;measuring the brightness of the stars in the images is relatively straightforward. You can also use relatively small telescopes by today's standards. The radial velocity method requires taking spectra, which severely limits the number of stars you can observe, analysis is more complex, and requires longer observations since the light of the observed stars is dispersed in the CCD camera. July 27, 2010 Reply roidroid if i see that fucking Pale Blue Dot one more time…. July 27, 2010 Reply Dave Jennings awesome. it's exciting that these discoveries are happening in our lifetime July 27, 2010 Reply lwr113 KzrrainzYes- it is because religious folk do not notice but your quaint superstitions intrude into life all the time and must never be allowed to meddle with science. July 27, 2010 Reply mebluewolf2 pre-disclosure?? i think ur right!! July 28, 2010 Reply Luke Johnston nobody laughed at his joke 😀 July 29, 2010 Reply SexIsNotForKids i cant belive people have time to argue on youtube gosh i wish i did too July 29, 2010 Reply Dam Mexicans The next revolution will be realizing that the UFO phenomenon is not just swamp gas and weather balloons. Then there will be parapsychology, etc. etc. July 29, 2010 Reply Barbary Stoutsmn this guy needs to go to a tailor, his shirt and pants are both way too big July 30, 2010 Reply iborrada @hullohulloRFC I noticed that too! Probably too shocked by nassa telling them that its all true August 1, 2010 Reply iborrada He took off his tie like a ninja! August 1, 2010 Reply TigerMilitia @jarnoverhoofstad Agreed… time to clean up.. some guests are gonna come knocking and ask for a cup of tea. August 3, 2010 Reply MojosGh0st I think TED is a propaganda engine with the semblance of truth. I remember their piece on chipping the population and how great that would be. This Vid was about 20mins of gibberish. August 3, 2010 Reply wily wil @MojosGh0st douche August 4, 2010 Reply ppnnlearning people are just curious to know and to discover.They are spending millions and millions of dollars on finding earth like planet.They haven't found any till now.They are stupid.From this long work they can be sure about how precoius is this one planet we live in.I dont know if we will discover any new earth like planet, but i am sure they have forgot to discover their home.If we want to continue living, why not spend those millions on protecting our earth and promting its sustainablility. August 4, 2010 Reply ancalites @JoesephKatana "Earth-like" has unfortunately come to acquire the meaning of "terrestrial planet," and is used in this way by both the press and scientists alike. I really don't know when or why that ever happened, but I've always disliked it. Journalists are often prone to misinterpretation, or purposely fudge things anyway to generate more interest, so it's hardly surprising when they use it; but scienists like Sasselov should really know better. August 10, 2010 Reply dryan22 I wonder how many times the size of the earth a planet can be (how large) and still provide the conditions to originate and sustain life. August 13, 2010 Reply dryan22 LOL at him trying to be funny but nobody laughing! August 13, 2010 Reply mfunke @johnnystarrysky How is 3-dimensional space a "frequency"? Even if we were to accept string theory, it's would still be a stretch to call it that. August 18, 2010 Reply Oliver Cant Wow, so many trolls in these comments. Shame. August 30, 2010 Reply cedarbog Bravo…Wonderful…I wonder what Dr. Sagan's response would be? September 28, 2010 Reply K7 Avenger @phillozoph50 I really hope this isn't a serious post… October 6, 2010 Reply Darcy Whyte @kylebstiff I like turtles October 27, 2010 Reply markwest1987 @hillbilly8757 you are a pretentious idiot. November 8, 2010 Reply Soheil Karbassi @kylebstiff calm down, the intro only takes like two minutes. You must understand that the presenters want to present their research to as many people as they can. And I must disagree that EVERYONE watching them is familiar with what they talk about. December 3, 2010 Reply Sagewan @jarnoverhoofstad 5 years* January 3, 2011 Reply CarnivalNights @kylebstiff They have to do that. They're not speaking to scientists, they're speaking to the layman who isn't well-versed in technical sciences and mathematics. If they assumed what you state, then new viewers would be completely disconnected. June 18, 2011 Reply CarnivalNights @kylebstiff Good point. I accept that answer. They probably do it for filler then I suppose or just to maintain professionalism since it's a bit of a standard. June 23, 2011 Reply diodoubled did anyone see the cartoon after the clip it was pretty good ?!:) November 20, 2011 Reply Marko Stefanović makes u think even more :s December 21, 2011 Reply Chilena6464 @KnowlegeIsPower1210 August 6, 2012 Reply ochgottnochma dat is fine xD August 8, 2012 Reply ochgottnochma the rest of your life will feel like 10 years if you are just doing the same 😀 brainz need change August 9, 2012 Reply samala51 Me… too…? May 8, 2013 Reply jetpaq LOL the "next step", is to get our collective shit together. Stop thinking we are worthy enough to pollute some other planet with our politics as well as our biology, and ecological Modus operandi. Until we can live on this planet in harmony with it, we should stop being arrogant enough to believe that we should go to another and unleash our virulent existence upon them. From an alien perspective, that may actually be interpreted as a declaration of biological war. July 21, 2013 Reply GameStop WOOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! July 26, 2016 Reply Nelson Theosta 2019 October 23, 2019 Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.