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    Astronomers discover planet orbiting Alpha Centauri (nearest star system to Sun)

    http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1241/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_Centauri_Bb





    So near, and yet so far.

    Alpha Centauri is a double-star system with a much smaller, fainter, third companion star (Proxima Centauri) orbiting at a further distance away.

    In galactic terms this is RIGHT NEXT to us, as close as you can POSSIBLY get, at 'only' a distance of about 4.3 light-years away from us.

    Although in real terms 'close' and 'near' are hardly words to describe something that is....

    *takes out calculator*

    40,681,000,000,000 kilometres (25,278,000,000,000 miles) away.

    Also, this planet is unfortunately only 0.04 AU from its sun (25 times closer than Earth) and so temperatures are estimated to be over 1,200C. That's about three times hotter than even Mercury and Venus. So no likelihood of life.

    But I still think this is significant news, and it should really inspire us to try to send a spaceprobe there, however long it may take. There may be something new about this planet we don't know about yet. Or there may be other smaller planets in this system at a greater distance away (which are unable to be detected as yet).

    Can't wait for the time when humanity reaches for the stars.

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    Re: Astronomers discover planet orbiting Alpha Centauri (nearest star system to Sun)

    Wow! Irwin Allen was right!

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    Re: Astronomers discover planet orbiting Alpha Centauri (nearest star system to Sun)

    It wouldn't be a surprise if all stars had some planet orbiting it. Given the distance, and the accident of being at the right angle of rotation to obscure a small part of the burning disc, our sensoring equipment here on earth or high in our earth's orbit being able to detect the small fluctuations is a great science and technological feat in itself.

    Recently, a planet with 4 orbiting suns was found:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19950923

    Astronomers have found a planet whose skies are illuminated by four different suns - the first known of its type.

    The distant world orbits one pair of stars which have a second stellar pair revolving around them.

    The discovery was made by volunteers using the Planethunters.org website along with a team from UK and US institutes; follow-up observations were made with the Keck Observatory.


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    maybe we should name the planet Tatooine

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    Re: Astronomers discover planet orbiting Alpha Centauri (nearest star system to Sun)

    Where is the "Alderson Drive" when we need it???

    I guess that is several hundred years away...




    (you would have had to have read "The Mote in God's Eye" to understand the reference... )
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    Re: Astronomers discover planet orbiting Alpha Centauri (nearest star system to Sun)

    I recently read somewhere that they found a new planet that appeared to be made of diamond... perhaps an old core of a gas giant... is this the one?
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    Re: Astronomers discover planet orbiting Alpha Centauri (nearest star system to Sun)

    Quote Originally Posted by BostonPirate View Post
    I recently read somewhere that they found a new planet that appeared to be made of diamond... perhaps an old core of a gas giant... is this the one?
    You are thinking of 55 Cancri e'...

    Almost 10 times FURTHER away from earth...

    I'll leave the MATH up to Chicken Guy who isn't as intimidated with ALL of those ZEROS!!!

    Here is a link...

    http://www.space.com/18011-super-ear...ond-world.html

    Pretty interesting AND surprising that a planet could be 1/3 diamond!!!

    Last edited by swerve; October 17th, 2012 at 05:02 PM.
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    Re: Astronomers discover planet orbiting Alpha Centauri (nearest star system to Sun)

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    That is SO cool, we're discovering planets orbiting stars everywhere.



    But the question is: Have they found the Jupiter 2 yet??


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    Re: Astronomers discover planet orbiting Alpha Centauri (nearest star system to Sun)

    It's a wonder Pluto doesn't go over there and set up shop after we demoted him.

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    Re: Astronomers discover planet orbiting Alpha Centauri (nearest star system to Sun)

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    Re: Astronomers discover planet orbiting Alpha Centauri (nearest star system to Sun)

    This is an indicator planet that may point the way to others in the same system at a more hospitable distance.
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    Re: Astronomers discover planet orbiting Alpha Centauri (nearest star system to Sun)

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    I'm still waiting for the photos of life on other planets !!!


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