I was ready to break Close Encounters of the Third Kind and my synthesizer out yesterday, after the announcement of the Earth-like planet, Kepler-22b. Despite several similar physical and spacial characteristics, there is speculation that, due to it being almost 2.5 times the size of Earth, Kepler’s make-up may be more like Jupiter and Neptune.
So..even though it’s always a good time for CEOTTK, let’s cross our fingers the 2012 TED Prize - awarded this year with a sustainable future in mind - is super motivating.
More on Kepler: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/53061245-68/planet-kepler-zone-astronomers.html.csp
More on TED & The City 2.0: http://www.tedprize.org/announcing-the-2012-ted-prize-winner/