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BREAKING: New potentially habitable exoplanet found around Teegarden's star

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posted on Jun, 18 2019 @ 03:55 PM
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Astronomers have discovered a potentially habitable exoplanet around Teegarden's Star.

Teegarden is an old red dwarf star 12 light-years away in the Aries constellation.

The exoplanet found, called Teegarden b, has a minimum mass almost identical to Earth.

It orbits within the star's habitable zone.

And it has a 60% chance of having a temperate surface environment.

Surface temperature should be closer to 28°C assuming a similar terrestrial atmosphere.

Teegarden b is the exoplanet with the highest Earth Similarity Index discovered so far: 95%.

This means that it has the closest mass and insolation to terrestrial values.

Source: www.youtube.com...




posted on Jun, 18 2019 @ 04:18 PM
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Maybe one day after achieving light speed people can be put in cryo on the journey there at age 53. That way they can retire at 65 on a new planet. I'm sure though Congress would change Social Security for only Earth.



posted on Jun, 18 2019 @ 04:35 PM
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originally posted by: Stupidsecrets
Maybe one day after achieving light speed people can be put in cryo on the journey there at age 53. That way they can retire at 65 on a new planet. I'm sure though Congress would change Social Security for only Earth.

One major flaw in that
Light speed is unattainable.
As long as mass is involved.
Ask Einstein.

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posted on Jun, 18 2019 @ 04:37 PM
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Amazing how they can tell this from just a very few blurred pixels , isn't it ?

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posted on Jun, 18 2019 @ 04:41 PM
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The solar system is reportedly twice as old as ours, so if there is intelligent life there, it would be far more advanced than ours.



posted on Jun, 18 2019 @ 04:44 PM
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Teegarden's Star is dim, cool, and small -- with a mass that is at the upper limit of brown dwarfs, although Teegarden's Star is classified as a red dwarf. A large percentage of its total energy is given off in infrared, but the planets are very close, with Teegarden b taking only 5 days to go around the star (i.e., a "year" lasts 5 Earth-days). So their close distance to the star means it receives enough energy from the star to possibly be habitable to life as we know it.

Many red dwarfs are often prone to outbursts of solar flares, but Teegarden's star is relatively calm, maybe because it is 9 billion years old.

More info:

Two potentially life-friendly planets found orbiting a nearby star



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posted on Jun, 18 2019 @ 04:46 PM
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originally posted by: ausername
The solar system is reportedly twice as old as ours, so if there is intelligent life there, it would be far more advanced than ours.


Unless the first round of intelligent life died off already. However, there could always be a chance for a round 2 of another species evolving intelligence, independent from the first.

Having said that, intelligence is not necessarily a goal of evolution (as if evolution has a goal at all).



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posted on Jun, 18 2019 @ 05:14 PM
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You say if there is life on another planet twice as old as our they would be more advanced?

Why necessarily? You don't think the native peoples or some others may still be happily riding around on their horses or chilling in there mud huts....lol....well, maybe..



posted on Jun, 18 2019 @ 05:17 PM
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a reply to: ausername

Not necessarily seems we are getting dumber as we grow smarter ...



posted on Jun, 18 2019 @ 05:18 PM
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a reply to: alfa015

A red dwarf star could potentially be one of the most stable and long lived stars in the universe so a planetary body orbiting one also has a potential to be very ancient and to last long after shorter lived stars such as our own sun have gone through there full life cycle.

Red Dwarf stars come in a lot of variety's but are all smaller than our sun so for this planet to be in it's habitable zone it of course has to be much closer to it's parent star than we are to our sun to receive enough thermal energy to provide a Goldilocks's zone type of environment, it may also receive more hard radiation as a result and this does also mean that eventually such a world would become tidally locked, a permanent light side and a permanent dark side then become a probable outcome but not perhaps for a very long time after this stars solar system's birth (in it's Goldilocks zone despite being much smaller than our sun it's red dwarf star sun would appear bigger in it's sky due to it's much closer proximity to that star).

This may mean that an ancient red dwarf star with an ancient earth like planet could have that planet with one side as a desert and the other as frozen icy wasteland with a vast difference in temperatures also as the planet has slowed it's core would eventually also cease to create a dynamo like magnetic field (and geological activity would eventually stop as well) and only the magnetic field locked into it's rock's from it's earlier active life would remain as a phantom field not strong enough to provide a protective shield to such a world (especially that close to it's parent star), an ancient civilization therefore would eventually be forced underground unless they had the mean's to create a new magnetic field and perhaps even restart there planets rotation and re-liquefy there planets ancient core as without it there planet would eventually lose all the unfrozen hydrogen from its water and many of it's other atmospheric gases, carbon would also eventually remain locked in it's crust as an ancient world would have become geologically inactive and so the carbon cycle (if there were life and a carbon cycle on the planet) would eventually cease as more and more carbon was locked away in it's inactive crust, life in this event would actually accelerate the decarbonization of the atmosphere and contribute to less greenhouse gas being available and allowing the cold side to get even colder.

BUT for a far longer time than our world will be habitable, far longer than our entire solar system will be habitable such a world may be a paradise for life and such a world could be a potential candidate for life for a much greater time than the earth's entire existence start to finish.

So such a world would also be a prime choice for a very longed lived extra terrestrial civilization assuming that is they did not wipe themselves out or die out due to some other natural catastrophe.



posted on Jun, 18 2019 @ 05:21 PM
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originally posted by: ausername
The solar system is reportedly twice as old as ours, so if there is intelligent life there, it would be far more advanced than ours.


Or as extinct as we will be by that time.



posted on Jun, 18 2019 @ 05:23 PM
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a reply to: BrianFlanders

Or Grey, with BIG eye's - unless those are just fancy alien RayBan's.



posted on Jun, 18 2019 @ 06:05 PM
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originally posted by: Gothmog

originally posted by: Stupidsecrets
Maybe one day after achieving light speed people can be put in cryo on the journey there at age 53. That way they can retire at 65 on a new planet. I'm sure though Congress would change Social Security for only Earth.

One major flaw in that. Light speed is unattainable. As long as mass is involved. A.sk Einstein.


Perhaps there is a short cut. Think: Quantum Entanglement; it's a hint.



posted on Jun, 18 2019 @ 06:38 PM
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Sounds like this planet needs some freedom and democracy and in a few hundred years or so we'll render it as dead and uninhabitable as our current home will be eventually.



posted on Jun, 18 2019 @ 06:52 PM
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Nifty Keen!

Buuut ... maybe we learn to live on the planet we have before moving on to ruin another one? Though moving industry to space is a major factor in keeping Earth healthy.

Then again, the evidence is growing that planet Earth exterminates most of it's life every few thousand years, so a new home isn't a bad idea.



posted on Jun, 18 2019 @ 07:03 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler

originally posted by: Gothmog

originally posted by: Stupidsecrets
Maybe one day after achieving light speed people can be put in cryo on the journey there at age 53. That way they can retire at 65 on a new planet. I'm sure though Congress would change Social Security for only Earth.

One major flaw in that. Light speed is unattainable. As long as mass is involved. A.sk Einstein.


Perhaps there is a short cut. Think: Quantum Entanglement; it's a hint.

We should send the Tick Tack from Lockheed Skunk works.



posted on Jun, 18 2019 @ 07:04 PM
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originally posted by: Gothmog
One major flaw in that
Light speed is unattainable.


Especially with 65 year olds.



posted on Jun, 18 2019 @ 07:07 PM
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originally posted by: ausername
The solar system is reportedly twice as old as ours, so if there is intelligent life there, it would be far more advanced than ours.


Have you noticed humanity's intelligence seems to have possibly peaked some decades ago? Given more time since their peak, the Teegardeners may well be about as advanced as one of the pigmy tribes in Borneo for all we know.



posted on Jun, 18 2019 @ 07:19 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler

originally posted by: Gothmog

originally posted by: Stupidsecrets
Maybe one day after achieving light speed people can be put in cryo on the journey there at age 53. That way they can retire at 65 on a new planet. I'm sure though Congress would change Social Security for only Earth.

One major flaw in that. Light speed is unattainable. As long as mass is involved. A.sk Einstein.


Perhaps there is a short cut. Think: Quantum Entanglement; it's a hint.

"No soup for you"
And no shortcuts.
Unless one has a way to transform matter to wave.
Or , zero mass



posted on Jun, 18 2019 @ 07:20 PM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6

originally posted by: Gothmog
One major flaw in that
Light speed is unattainable.


Especially with 65 year olds.

Watch it bud.



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