NASA Finds Fancy New ‘Life-Sustaining’ Planet

10.22.09 Cajun Boy

moon_exploring Just when it seems more and more people are calling for NASA’s funding to be cut to pay for things like, oh, I don’t know, HEALTHCARE, America’s galaxy exploring people have discovered a planet that they say can sustain human life. Get ready for trillions to be pouring into futile attempts to colonize this mofo.

The planet, which is outside our solar system, was discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope and is believed to house “organic molecules thought to be necessary to sustain life–water, methane, and carbon dioxide.”

Reports the Business Standard:

“It’s the second planet outside our solar system in which water, methane and carbon dioxide have been found, which are potentially important for biological processes in habitable planets,” said Mark Swain, one of the researchers at NASA.

“Detecting organic compounds in two exoplanets now raises the possibility that it will become common place to find planets with molecules that may be tied to life,” Swain said.

Okay, I’ll admit, the discovery of this new “hot gas planet” is kind of cool. Maybe this is where Ann Coulter and Glenn Beck came from?