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Old October 17 2012, 12:25 PM   #3
gturner
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Re: Alpha Centauri Bb: For Real

Another article on it.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/...next-door.html

At 6 million km (25 times closer than 1 AU to a star that's 50% of the sun's brightness), I'd guess the surface temperature is somewhere around 1600 F, though the 6 million km figure probably includes quite a large error bar.
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