One Star Over, a Planet That Might Be Another Earth – NYTimes.com

In our search to find Earth like planets it seems we’ve now discovered one that may be suitable to support life encircling our nearest stellar neighbour.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/08/25/science/earth-planet-proxima-centauri.html?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits&_r=0&referer=https://getpocket.com/

Simon šŸ˜€

Credit: NY Times

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17 thoughts on “One Star Over, a Planet That Might Be Another Earth – NYTimes.com”

  1. I have to disagree Simon, a civil servant would love to have a planet to run without politicians getting in the way and changing the rules every 5 mins.
    And with that time gap in communications…a positive gift!
    “Sorry, we didn’t get the full message. Could you repeat please?”
    (OK folks that’ll buy us another two years)
    (The planet would of course have to be named Humphrey or Appleby)

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  2. I am entirely stoked about this discovery. Sure it may not wind up being habitable. The planet might have only one sunny side and perpetual darkness on the other, but it’s nice to know that humanity might just have a lifeboat out there.

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