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Old April 26 2013, 04:50 PM   #15
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Re: Planet around Alpha Centauri - lets talk about it

SchwEnt wrote: View Post
The thing of it is...

At the rate these discoveries are being made for exo-planets, and Earth-like planets, and habitable zone earth-like planets, and closest Earth-like planets...

I feel like we'd finally send off an interstellar ship or probe on a 100 year journey to an exo-planet and six months later

OH!!!

We just found the first Class M exo-planet eight light years in the other direction.
What's more likely to happen is if we sent a probe or ship on a 100 year journey to reach the Earth like planet, when they get there they realize the team we sent 50 years later with better technology beat them there.
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