by Lee Billings
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An intimate history of Earth and the quest for life beyond the solar system traces the discoveries of thousands of "exoplanets" throughout the past two years, including some with Earth-like characteristics that could possibly support life.
Even if we find other life out there, in the depths of space, life here will still be a rare gem that must be worshipped and preserved at all costs.
October 16, 2013 The Earth has existed for nearly 5 billion years and, to this point, no other forms of life have been identified in the seemingly boundless expanse of outer space. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser says this simple fact has deep implications for who we are and how we should treat life here on our home world.
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