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gturner December 19 2012 11:40 PM

Potential Earthlike planet around Tau Ceti
 
BBC link, paper.

They found five rocky planets orbiting Tau Ceti, which is a star very similar to our sun and only twelve lightyears away. One of the planets is in the zone where liquid water should exist.

We need to claim it before the Romulans do.

Flying Spaghetti Monster December 20 2012 05:56 AM

Re: Potential Earthlike planet around Tau Ceti
 


here is a video

Ronald Held December 20 2012 08:05 PM

Re: Potential Earthlike planet around Tau Ceti
 
Has anyone read the research paper?

gturner December 20 2012 09:31 PM

Re: Potential Earthlike planet around Tau Ceti
 
I'm sure someone has, at least to edit it and review it for publication.

;)

Ronald Held December 21 2012 07:52 PM

Re: Potential Earthlike planet around Tau Ceti
 
I read the Arxiv version. Not convinced how many planets there actually are.

DEWLine December 25 2012 11:17 PM

Re: Potential Earthlike planet around Tau Ceti
 
Leaning towards four, possibly five so far, right?

DEWLine December 25 2012 11:19 PM

Re: Potential Earthlike planet around Tau Ceti
 
This caught my attention in particular:

http://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=25952

RAMA December 27 2012 04:54 PM

Re: Potential Earthlike planet around Tau Ceti
 
All we need is .5 the speed of light and we are there in no time. LOL Ah well, so close but yet so far.

Vito Corleone December 27 2012 10:07 PM

Re: Potential Earthlike planet around Tau Ceti
 
Quote:

gturner wrote: (Post 7422859)
We need to claim it before the Romulans do.

Change 'Romulans' to 'Chinese' and Washington might actually care enough to have NASA take a look at the idea. (Not that NASA scientists aren't already...)

publiusr December 30 2012 08:51 PM

Re: Potential Earthlike planet around Tau Ceti
 
In terms of the recent National Geographic special on how to get there:

Evacuate Earth
http://channel.nationalgeographic.co...vacuate-earth/
http://www.thespacereview.com/article/2196/1

Some thoughts: http://www.trekbbs.com/showpost.php?...5&postcount=22

The world ship called HORIZON is very similar to what is on the cover here
http://www.bis-space.com/products-pa...november-2011/

http://www.bis-space.com/2011/03/16/...y-to-the-stars
http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=11187

The Jan 2013 issues of Scientific American and National Geographic have nice artwork on the subject:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...ation-missions
www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=darwin-in-space-how-multigeneration-12-12-18
http://shop.taviscoburn.com/

Also featured is Project Hyperion by Stever Summerford. Big 33 page PDF:
http://www.steve-summerford.com/Colo...lar_Vessel.pdf
http://news.discovery.com/space/icar...ip-120710.html

http://press.nationalgeographic.com/...e-january-201/
www.martiniere.com/environments/
http://www.thefancy.com/things/25875...Travel-Vessel-|-Stephan-Martiniere-for-National-Geographic

More on the worldship:
http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=7249 http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=7229 http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=11187

Trekker4747 January 1 2013 04:45 PM

Re: Potential Earthlike planet around Tau Ceti
 
THIS! IS Tau Ceti V!!!!!!

Davros January 12 2013 09:10 AM

Re: Potential Earthlike planet around Tau Ceti
 
I could see our first mission there meeting later missions that beat them there with faster ships developed after they left.

Timelord Victorious January 13 2013 01:54 AM

Re: Potential Earthlike planet around Tau Ceti
 
Quote:

Davros wrote: (Post 7524115)
I could see our first mission there meeting later missions that beat them there with faster ships developed after they left.

Haha, that would kind of suck. But still better to arrive late on your sleeper ship than not at all because the FTL ships were not developed within your non stasis lifetime.

R. Star January 13 2013 09:11 AM

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Timelord_Victorious wrote: (Post 7526602)
Quote:

Davros wrote: (Post 7524115)
I could see our first mission there meeting later missions that beat them there with faster ships developed after they left.

Haha, that would kind of suck. But still better to arrive late on your sleeper ship than not at all because the FTL ships were not developed within your non stasis lifetime.

That happened in a sci-fi book I read just about. The main antagonist goes into cold sleep, arrives at the alien world only to find out that a human vessel launched a few months ago was right behind them.


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