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Originally posted by illuminatislave
What do they mean by "the twin" of our sun? As in a binary twin?
Originally posted by yourmaker
Originally posted by muzzleflash
Our sun is a "G2V" classed star, a "Yellow Dwarf". By "twin" they probably mean that it is similarly classed.
A G-type main-sequence star (G V), often (and imprecisely) called a yellow dwarf, is a main-sequence star of spectral type G and luminosity class V.
Other G V stars include Alpha Centauri A, Tau Ceti, and 51 Pegasi.
This is actually sweet because it shows how commonplace planets similar to our own actually are. If we have found one already that means there are hundreds of thousands to millions of planets like this in our own galaxy.
And who knows how many are like this in other galaxies, perhaps countless.
Very very good news.edit on 5-12-2011 by muzzleflash because: (no reason given)
it hurts my brain to think that it's possible for there to be a billion earthlike planets, base minimum in this galaxy alone.
that puts the estimate at a trillion earth like planets with ease in our local group alone...
with the probability leaning towards a lot of them having technological abilties much like our own, its safe to say,
we are not alone out there!!!
Originally posted by flexy123
Chances are 90000% that the "other" race is smarter than us...so i don't think it will be that easy to "colonize" them Look around what a stupid race humans are...we cant even live right on our own planet...
Originally posted by RumET
reply to post by HillbillyHippie1
Just a slight correction there, 16 months cannot be slightly less then a year. Unless we're talking Alien planet years. And it's interesting to see the development. I looked the star system up on these coordinates 19h 16m 52.2s +47° 53′ 4.2″ on wikisky and it seems there's at least a star there. I guess that's how our solar system with Sol looks like when viewed from afar.
You do know how the U.S loves to spread democracy,..right?I think we should clean up our own world before even thinking of finding habitable planets and possible life elsewhere.
Originally posted by weirdguy
Originally posted by TheOven
I think we should start shooting missiles at it now.
Just in case
I'm kind of with you on this one.
By the time we have the tech to get there,
Earth will be quite buggered
I believe once we do find a way to get there, we will colonize it
and if there are locals they will not stop us.
Thats how we humans roll, and always have