Have you ever had the feeling that you were reincarnated from a world other than our own? When a planet is discovered that has earth-like qualities – such as distance from its star and the possibility of liquid water – I am reminded that extraterrestrial life is possible and that perhaps the spirits in the universe who are recycling their souls may also be sharing their planets…

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(image source: Windows to the Universe)

Food for thought from SETI:

Planet of Promise
Small, Rocky World Could Harbor Life
May 17, 2007
by Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute

For the first time, astronomers have discovered a planet far, far away that might be similar to Earth. This distant world, which pirouettes around a dim bulb of a star with the unglamorous name Gliese 581, may possibly sport a landscape that would be vaguely familiar to us – a panorama of liquid oceans and drifting continents. If so, there’s the chance that it’s a home to life – perhaps even advanced life.

Continue to read the article on the SETI website.