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    'Habitable' planet discovered circling Tau Ceti star

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/20...vered-tau-ceti

    A planet with conditions that could support life orbits a twin neighbour of the sun visible to the naked eye, scientists have revealed.

    The world is one of five thought to be circling Tau Ceti, a star just 12 light years away that is almost identical to the sun.

    Astronomers estimate the Tau Ceti planets to be two to six times bigger than Earth. One of them, with five times the Earth's mass, lies in the star's "habitable zone".


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    Wonder what is living on the planet? Would we be compatible? Any weird viruses, bacteria, bugs? How do we get there?

    Unless I have included a link, it is my opinion and only my opinion that I am expressing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21merc7 View Post
    Wonder what is living on the planet? Would we be compatible? Any weird viruses, bacteria, bugs? How do we get there?
    It's a little late for worry about getting there now. The world ends tomorrow

    The greys live there.

    Lol


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    Must have been what David Bowie was going on about, all those years ago.

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    Earth is full of bizarre life already. I think life exists on other planets and most likely they probably would not be that different from Earth's life. There maybe differences based on environment and star it orbits around. If the star is blue, plants would have different colors.

    Plants under Alien Suns
    http://www.solstation.com/life/a-plants.htm




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    My bags are packed!

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