Is there any known life on planet Mao 2007 blg 192 lb?Wondering if we've been able to explore that planet at all. It looks like that one is the most likely on to have life.and it's perfectly...

Is there any known life on planet Mao 2007 blg 192 lb?

Wondering if we've been able to explore that planet at all. It looks like that one is the most likely on to have life.and it's perfectly located in the habitable zone. 

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bandmanjoe | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

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Despite our best efforts, we have not been able to prove or discover life existing on planets outside of the Earth.  What you say about this planets location in its stars habitable zone gives it optimum range to develop, support, and sustain life as it does here on Earth.  But there are so many other factors that we need answers to, such as, what kind of atmosphere does it have?  Is there any water on it?  What is the atmospheric pressure there like?  On Earth, there are six elements that make up over 95% of all known life forms.  They are carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorous, and sulfur.  Are these elements present on this planet?  Are they available in sufficient quantities to give birth to life, let it live, and recycle it when it dies?  There are so many questions we just don't have answers to.  When my students ask me about alien life on other planets, I ask them to hold up their thumb and index finger, like they are about to pinch someone.  The distance between these two digits is about one inch.  I have a 1000-yard scale model of our solar system; thats our sun and the eight major planets and Pluto, subplanet, stretched out over ten football fields.  That "pinch" represents the distance man has ever stepped off the planet, and that was when we went to the moon.  Given our current technology with space travel, there may be life on other planets, but its so far away we simply can not get to it.

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