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Chaitaly
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posted August 25, 2016 07:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chaitaly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

When I heard the news today this caught my attention...

Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the sun hosts a planet, an Earth-sized planet, Proxima b, which is in the right location to -possibly- support life...

"It is the closest known exoplanet to the Solar System, as well as the closest potentially habitable exoplanet known."


An excerpt of an article:

"The search for life outside our solar system has been brought to our cosmic doorstep with the discovery of an apparently rocky planet orbiting the nearest star to our sun.

Thought to be at least 1.3 times the mass of the Earth, the planet lies within the so-called “habitable zone” of the star Proxima Centauri, meaning that liquid water could potentially exist on the newly discovered world.

Analysis Proxima b will be our prime laboratory in the search for extraterrestrial life
The discovery of a rocky planet in the habitable zone around our sun’s nearest star is just the beginning of decades of intense research and exploration
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Named Proxima b, the new planet has sparked a flurry of excitement among astrophysicists, with the tantalising possibility that it might be similar in crucial respects to Earth."

from theguardian.com


There's nothing for sure, but there seems to be potential for liquid water to exist on the surface of Proxima b, so for it to be a "twin planet" of our wonderful Earth (that is, by the way, unique, but the splendor of the Universe is infinite...)

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posted August 26, 2016 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow!

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posted August 27, 2016 11:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe they are just now discovering us.

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posted August 28, 2016 03:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Water is also likely to be on one of Jupiter's Moons.

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posted August 28, 2016 06:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome Chaitaly

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posted August 29, 2016 03:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chaitaly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Water is also likely to be on one of Jupiter's Moons.

Yes maybe also on Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons, ithas an icy surface and it emits jets of gas that may harbor liquid water. They hope to find some bacteria there and I've heard they are going to send a space probe to collect information.

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posted August 29, 2016 03:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chaitaly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by PlutoSurvivor:
Welcome Chaitaly

Nice to meet you!

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posted August 29, 2016 04:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, that's weird to possibly have life on Moons of Planets with no life!

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posted September 02, 2016 01:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Probably fish.

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posted September 06, 2016 07:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chaitaly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lol saturnian fishes?.. They must be slow, heavy fishes with loner tendencies

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posted September 07, 2016 05:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted September 08, 2016 10:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted September 09, 2016 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe intelligent sea life?

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posted September 10, 2016 04:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mermaids/men?

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posted September 11, 2016 02:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Under the sea..."

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posted September 13, 2016 11:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chaitaly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote


Randall let's go there together

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posted September 13, 2016 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm a triple Earth. I keep my feet on the ground.

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posted November 15, 2016 12:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
But you can go. Send us pics.

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posted July 12, 2018 05:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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posted August 08, 2018 05:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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posted September 10, 2018 03:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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