NASA is preparing to launch the Kepler space telescope Friday to help answer questions that has boggled the minds of astronomers for centuries: is Earth the only habitable planet in the galaxy?
If not, have they ever visited us?
Do they have a big old telescope aimed at us?
Are they actually receiving all those old "I Love Lucy" episodes?
"This mission attempts to answer a question that is as old as time itself -- are other planets like ours out there?" said Ed Weiler, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate.
"It's not just a science mission, it's an historical mission", stated Weiler. "Plus, the way things are going here on earth, we may NEED another planet to inhabit at any time."
Al Gore: "Amen"
Rush Limbaugh: "Bullshit!"