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Originally posted by Achillies115
I have never understood why it is that we did not start out planet hunting the closest stars first. Not to mention the star systems that get the most hype from UFO folklore.
Even Lost in Space based the storyline on traveling to Alpha Certauri,lol
The discovery of an Earth-mass planet orbiting a neighboring star similar to our Sun is reported online in Nature. The planet is much closer to its parent star, Alpha Centauri B, than Earth is to the Sun. This places the planet out of the habitable zone ― the distance from the parent star at which water, if present, would be liquid ― which means that it is not an Earth twin. European astronomers have discovered a planet with about the mass of the Earth orbiting a star in the Alpha Centauri system — the nearest to Earth. It is also the lightest exoplanet ever discovered around a star like the Sun. The planet was detected using the HARPS instrument on the 3.6-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. The results will appear online in the journal Nature on 17 October 2012.
Originally posted by HairlessApe
reply to post by MystikMushroom
lmfao. I can't believe that many people starred such an ignorant post.
"Even if we can understand quantum physics, it won't lead to any practical applications."
Just letting you know what you sound like.
Originally posted by ipsedixit
I found a beer bottle the other day, but it was empty. It was in the fridge.
I believe the Scientist is Harold White, which I am sure, he will succeed in time, and will discover what happens to objects traveling at velocities faster than the speed of light.
Originally posted by EcoMan
Reasonable size? Check
Once had vast oceans? Check
Right on our doorstep and reachable easily with current tech? Check!!!
How about we go there first.