My 31January2011 posting asked where is the next Earth? Well, the latest information from Kepler is that there are 500 million possible Earths just in our Milky Way galaxy. Mind you, while we have an ordinary one with, perhaps 300 billion stars, a beam of light will take about 100,000 years just to travel from one end to the other. Further, as there are, supposedly, 100 billion other galaxies, 500 million times 100 billion would suggest 50000000000000000000 possible Earths in our Universe.
3. Is Peak Oil imminent?
4. Sea level rise could affect 180 U.S. cities by 2100.
Lady Gaga's Born This Way, as covered by Maria Aragon. #2 is Katy Perry's Firework and #3 Bruno Mars' Grenade. By the way, Bruno got off his cocaine bust with a slap on the wrist. The #1 song 50 years ago today was Lawrence Welk's Calcutta. In 1951, #1 was Patti Page's Tennessee Waltz, while in 1941, Artie Shaw's Frenesi.
Unknown, with Liam Neeson, while I am Number Four, sort of Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) redux, was #2. Fifty years ago, #1 was 101 Dalmatians.
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