A Designer’s Point of View on the New Potential Habitable Planet

Artist: “So what should this thing look like?”
NASA engineer: “It’s 600 light-years away. How the @#$% should I know!”
Artist: “Picking a planet from an old Star Trek episode at random then.”
NASA engineer: “Ok. But no funny stuff. Save the stars, rainbows, and unicorns for your acid trips.”
Artist: “Nebulous clouds in the background- check.”


taken from http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2559186&cid=38270564