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Fraser
2014-Feb-05, 02:50 PM
While exoplanets make the news on an almost daily basis, one of the biggest announcements occurred in 2012 when astronomers claimed the discovery of an Earth-like planet circling our nearest neighbor, Alpha Centauri B, a mere 4.3 light-years away. Thatís almost close enough to touch. Of course such a discovery has led to a heated […]

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iquestor
2014-Feb-05, 05:19 PM
SO we don't really know if the planets exist, but there is a high potential for life on them if they do exist?

Since they are so close, could we not directly image them with some of the technology coming down the line? Also sounds like a great candidate for spectroscopy....

thanks Fraser, very interesting!