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posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 03:01 AM
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Tau Ceti is a star similar to our Sun and one of the closest to our solar system.

Now astronomers have found that this star could have 5 planets and one of which could be in the habitable zone similar to earths.

This earth like planet is forecasted to be about 5 times the size of the earth.

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This is great news for the next generation who may venture beyond the solar system.




posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 03:10 AM
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Originally posted by 0pass
Tau Ceti is a star similar to our Sun and one of the closest to our solar system.

Now astronomers have found that this star could have 5 planets and one of which could be in the habitable zone similar to earths.

This earth like planet is forecasted to be about 5 times the size of the earth.

Original News Story

This is great news for the next generation who may venture beyond the solar system.


I have a feeling that over short or long, any star which does NOT have a planet system like that would be considered "rare".

Wasn't it just a few weeks ago that they also confirmed potentially Earth-like planet(s) around Alpha Centauri?

This just in addition to the dozens (hundreds???) already confirmed extrasolar and potentially habitable planets discovered in the last years.

People need to wake up, realize....there are billions of Earth-like planets EVERYWHERE. Look up in the Sky and you will look at thousands of stars where MOST of them might have planets and MANY of them Earth-like or habitable. Not only 10, 15 years ago this was a science-fiction thought, now it's confirmed reality.



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 03:23 AM
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Yes. We are lucky to be living in interesting times. Explore space using a computer.

Unfortunately many other people are doing things other than this. Like war, crime, drugs, etc.

The world and space is so beautiful that we should recognize this reality and try to spend more time (besides our normal routine life) towards this for us to be truly human.



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 03:27 AM
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First the existence of exoplanets came to pass. Then finding exoplanets in the habitable zone. Then next comes, finding habitable exoplanets in the habitable zone. Followed by, finding an inhabited exoplanet in the habitable zone. Then finding an inhabited exoplanet with intelligent life in the habitable zone. Finally, finding and contacting an inhabited exoplanet with intelligent life at or greater levels of development than our own in the habitable zone.

We humans will be looking for a good while longer I'm afraid.



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 03:45 AM
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Thread already here.... www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 05:31 AM
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Originally posted by woogleuk
Thread already here.... www.abovetopsecret.com...


So? I don't know why there should be a thread on this story in "General Conspiracies". It belongs right here, in "Space Exploration".



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 05:33 AM
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Originally posted by Saint Exupery

Originally posted by woogleuk
Thread already here.... www.abovetopsecret.com...


So? I don't know why there should be a thread on this story in "General Conspiracies". It belongs right here, in "Space Exploration".


The other thread was created first, therefore comments should be directed to that thread. If the mods feel it is in the wrong section they will move it.

edit on 19/12/12 by woogleuk because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 06:06 AM
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This is great news for the next generation who may venture beyond the solar system.

Sorry but the next generation won't be venturing any farther than we have.

The tech needed only exists on TV.



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 06:15 AM
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Originally posted by flexy123

Originally posted by 0pass
Tau Ceti is a star similar to our Sun and one of the closest to our solar system.

Now astronomers have found that this star could have 5 planets and one of which could be in the habitable zone similar to earths.

This earth like planet is forecasted to be about 5 times the size of the earth.

Original News Story

This is great news for the next generation who may venture beyond the solar system.


I have a feeling that over short or long, any star which does NOT have a planet system like that would be considered "rare".

Wasn't it just a few weeks ago that they also confirmed potentially Earth-like planet(s) around Alpha Centauri?

This just in addition to the dozens (hundreds???) already confirmed extrasolar and potentially habitable planets discovered in the last years.

People need to wake up, realize....there are billions of Earth-like planets EVERYWHERE. Look up in the Sky and you will look at thousands of stars where MOST of them might have planets and MANY of them Earth-like or habitable. Not only 10, 15 years ago this was a science-fiction thought, now it's confirmed reality.


It's not about waking up... I think most people pretty much have come to term with us not being alone.

However the big deal is how close to us this is... We need a system close to us, so we eventually could venture there.



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 06:35 AM
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Tau Ceti planets are estimated to be 2 - 6 times bigger than Earth . One of them [ 5 times the mass of the Earth ] lies in the star's habitable zone [ Also called Goldilocks zone - which is neither too hot nor too cold to allow liquid surface water and potentially , life ]

It is very possible that Alien life may have already flourished in this planet , some of them more advanced than us. A few years back , a former MI6 agent had revealed that Aliens from Tau Ceti have already visited the planet Earth . He said aliens from Pleiades, Andromeda, Lyra, Procyon, Tau Ceti, Sirius A, and Ummo form a Protective federation . They are benevolent ET's . They have helped us in the past, are helping us now and will help us in the future.

www.thewatcherfiles.com...



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 07:09 AM
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Cool find. Thank you.
S+F.

Considering the number of planets we seem to be finding in habitable zones are usually of a mass considered "super-earth", it could very well be that if there is life on any of these planets, we've never encountered any technological hints because they're all stuck in a heavy gravity well.

Materials science would also be interesting from our perspective at a 'normal' 2+ gravities.
Would a planet with such mass even evolve birds or insect equivalents that could fly to inspire the alien equivalent of a DaVinci? Could intelligence even evolve under such heavy conditions?



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 10:14 AM
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Originally posted by UltraMarine
Tau Ceti planets are estimated to be 2 - 6 times bigger than Earth . One of them [ 5 times the mass of the Earth ] lies in the star's habitable zone [ Also called Goldilocks zone - which is neither too hot nor too cold to allow liquid surface water and potentially , life ]

It is very possible that Alien life may have already flourished in this planet , some of them more advanced than us. A few years back , a former MI6 agent had revealed that Aliens from Tau Ceti have already visited the planet Earth . He said aliens from Pleiades, Andromeda, Lyra, Procyon, Tau Ceti, Sirius A, and Ummo form a Protective federation . They are benevolent ET's . They have helped us in the past, are helping us now and will help us in the future.

www.thewatcherfiles.com...


Oh gawd, please dont feed the trolls...
Its one thing to have reasonable theories and
another to claim facts...IF it is as you say.
Can they help us with our attitudes aswell?
So we dont go around killing eachother all day
in and out and forwards and backwards.



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 10:21 AM
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Read the article I linked .



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 11:03 AM
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When I was 4 or 5 years old, I had not imagined that in my lifetime, there would be something called a smartphone.

Today I can get hundreds of models of this device with features that are so sci-fi shocking.

So, I think my grand kids if I have any would surely be able to go to Tau Ceti as today we are landing on Mars.

This is going to happen because private participation in space exploration not because of NASA or the chinese.

The other question that bugs me is that a star so close to ours has a planet and if it is habitable and has been for a longer time then ours, then they would have already discovered our solar system and our planet.

That is thought provoking. It would be matter of time one of us would get in touch with the other depending on who is technologically advanced.

Unless ofcourse we spend more money on killing ourself than space exploration.



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 12:17 PM
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OOOR.
Whatever civilisation that EXIST/EXISTED has been gone for
some time.
Just MAYBE, thay have had the same kind of development as we have.
WAR.....



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 12:37 PM
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With planets tentatively discovered around three very nearby stars, Alpha Centauri B, Epsilon Eridani, and now, Tau Ceti, the case for planets being very plentiful is looking better and better.
The mass figure for the potentially habitable planet is usually given as 4.3 times that of Earth. If the planet is really Earth-like in its composition, this indicates a diameter of about 12,000 miles, or half again as large as Earth. Such a planet would have about twice the surface gravity of Earth. Any life forms on the planet would probably adapt to this situation by generally being more stocky of build and stronger than we think of as usual on our planet.
Tau Ceti is thought to be about 5.8 billion year old; somewhat more than a billions years older than our Sun. There has probably been ample time for life to begin, and to progress to a point beyond that on Earth.



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 12:45 PM
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Originally posted by UltraMarine
Tau Ceti planets are estimated to be 2 - 6 times bigger than Earth . One of them [ 5 times the mass of the Earth ] lies in the star's habitable zone [ Also called Goldilocks zone - which is neither too hot nor too cold to allow liquid surface water and potentially , life ]

It is very possible that Alien life may have already flourished in this planet , some of them more advanced than us. A few years back , a former MI6 agent had revealed that Aliens from Tau Ceti have already visited the planet Earth . He said aliens from Pleiades, Andromeda, Lyra, Procyon, Tau Ceti, Sirius A, and Ummo form a Protective federation . They are benevolent ET's . They have helped us in the past, are helping us now and will help us in the future.

www.thewatcherfiles.com...


James Casbolt was exposed 5-6 years ago as a hoaxer.... so your link is utterly pointless. Disconnected ramblings of an attention whore.



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 01:03 PM
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Originally posted by Miccey
OOOR.
Whatever civilisation that EXIST/EXISTED has been gone for
some time.
Just MAYBE, thay have had the same kind of development as we have.
WAR.....


Well, we still have to destroy ourselves, have a little faith dude



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 02:10 PM
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First the existence of exoplanets came to pass. Then finding exoplanets in the habitable zone. Then next comes, finding habitable exoplanets in the habitable zone. Followed by, finding an inhabited exoplanet in the habitable zone.......


....and bringing it freedom and democracy from 30,000ft before invading and stealing it's resources. Mm, yes sounds like a scheme.

The problem might be that they will find us first and deliver their version of above.......



posted on Dec, 20 2012 @ 09:57 AM
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The possiblity of a Earth like planet so close to ours is intriguing.






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