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Alpha Centauri is a special star - not only because it is the closest stellar system to the sun but also because it is one of the relatively few places in the Milky Way Galaxy that may offer terrestrial life conditions. If humanity looks for intelligent life elsewhere, then Alpha Centauri is an excellent candidate.
Alpha Centauri is the closest star system to our Solar System at 4.37 light-years distant (about 41.5 trillion km, 25.8 trillion miles or 277,600 AU). Proxima Centauri, usually regarded as part of the system, is the closest star at 4.22 light-years distant. Alpha Centauri's relative proximity makes it a logical choice as "first port of call" in speculative fiction about interstellar travel,
During the first two seasons, the series followed the adventures of an astronaut family known as the Robinsons. In the pilot episode, their mission to Alpha Centauri is sabotaged by the base doctor, Zachary Smith,
Originally posted by menguard
reply to post by Palasheea
Yeah it deals more with speed oscillation and resonance. Slowing down and speeding up to meet certain points in the circle of life.
Three Venusians: Jill, Donn and Valiant Thor landed in Virginia in 1957.
Originally posted by SageOfWisdom
Well, problem with this is that M15 is not a galaxy it is a globular cluster of stars that lie on the edge of the mily way halo. all the stars in that cluster are extremely old and cannot support life. especially that close together.
Originally posted by WitnessFromAfar
reply to post by Palasheea
Certainly Palasheea, I was refering to the now conventional wisdom of modern science, in my experience hearing them speak on the issue. The top astronomers in the nation are often featured on these Discovery Channel and History Channel Documentaries, and even the rampant debunkers in each group will admit that the Universe no doubt encompasses other life forms. Some of them draw the line at 'are they intelligent', some draw the line at 'how could they get here from there'. But all of them agree that life is undoubtedly out there somewhere. Many will often remind us that we haven't found it yet (which is arguable) but even those are admitting that it's out there somewhere (this is usually followed by 'far far far far away').
I had noticed this some time ago, after attending a show at the Hayden Planetarium in NYC's Natural History Museum. And I just noticed it again here in this thread at ATS. We seem as a society, as a race, to be waking up to the fact that we're most likely not alone in the Universe, even those who do not accept that we've been visited. Yesterday I read a thread where someone whom I was under the impression was an astronomer by trade, posted bashing a 'believer' for their 'crazy' belief that life might be out there. It just seemed to be relevent here today, but perhaps I'm wrong. That happens from time to time .