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    #16
    Yes, and it is possible that the Gas Giants harbour life. It seems that life is widespread throughout the universe. However, making the leap to intelligent life requires a huge amount of freak conditions.
    Copyright Graham

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      #17
      BBC newspaper headlines: daily star: Russians to claim venus

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        #18
        The Russians are small-minded. We have claimed the Sun.
        Copyright Graham

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          #19
          Deck chairs and sunlotion ready but lockdown might get in the way

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            #20
            Ok I have a question that I suppose I could look up but if gravity keeps us from floating away why do the planets and so on stay put? Why don't they just fall? Not that I know which way is down 🤔

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              #21
              It's a perfectly sensible question Denise.

              The point is that the planets - or our moon - ARE falling. But their forward velocity means they never reach the attracting mass.

              It's well explained by Newton's cannonball. A thought experiment that imagines a cannoball fired horizontally from a very high mountain. As the muzzle velocity increases to about 7,300 metres per second it never hits the ground and goes into orbit.
              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton%27s_cannonball

              Doug

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                #22
                Why do I find this terrifying but on the other hand after 65 years resident on earth it has never, as yet, altered my day to day life so I should just think about things without dwelling too much on the answer ☺

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                  #23
                  So called clever people purport to answer questions that have no answer. 😉😊x

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                    #24
                    We think the same thoughts 😁

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