Potential Earthlike planet around Tau Ceti

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  1. gturner

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    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.
     
  2. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=L0ncHuZ0F6M[/yt]

    here is a video
     
  3. Ronald Held

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    Has anyone read the research paper?
     
  4. gturner

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    I'm sure someone has, at least to edit it and review it for publication.

    ;)
     
  5. Ronald Held

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    I read the Arxiv version. Not convinced how many planets there actually are.
     
  6. DEWLine

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    Leaning towards four, possibly five so far, right?
     
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    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.
     
  9. Vito Corleone

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    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...)
     
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    THIS! IS Tau Ceti V!!!!!!
     
  12. Davros

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    I could see our first mission there meeting later missions that beat them there with faster ships developed after they left.
     
  13. Timelord Victorious

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    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.
     
  14. R. Star

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    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.