At a distance of twelve light years and visible with a naked eye in the evening sky, Tau Ceti is the closest single star with the same spectral classification as our Sun. Its five planets are estimated to have masses between two and six times the mass of the Earth--making it the lowest-mass planetary system yet detected. One of the planets lies in the habitable zone of the star and has a mass around five times that of Earth, making it the smallest planet found to be orbiting in the habitable zone of a Sun-like star.
Originally posted by tonybotzo
thanks for sharing. a bit off topic, but maybe it's the diet i'm on, but Tau Ceti sounds delicious.
Originally posted by randomname
wow. just avoid tau ceti 5.
all we have to hope is that khan doesn't put an mind altering creature in checkov's ear, take over the kobayashi maru, warp to earth and declare war.
or was gene roddenberry a modern day nostradamus, and we are actually in the year 2535, humanity is enslaved via a matrix type system, the genetic wars really happened (ww2), hitler won, propaganda has been perfected, and a certain type of humanity travels the universe and has unbelievable technology like seen on star trek, to live freely, comfortably and luxuriously in space.