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    Confirmed; earth type planet found at Proximus Centauri

    Close (relatively so) too.

    background: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1OSwevDclY

    Proxima B:


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    Great! Now all we have to do is make a spacecraft that can travel at or near the speed of light and we could be there in four years. Proxima is four lightyears away. The craft would also have to provide protection from radiation, and some artificial gravity (centrifugal force would do). It would probably be better to send a probe first to determine if the planet is inhabitable by humans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CEScott View Post
    It would probably be better to send a probe first to determine if the planet is inhabitable by humans.
    Let's hold off on that for now. Last I read, it would take ~40K years for a current craft to reach PC. Let's beam some reality and political TV at them first. If there hasn't been an invasion in a decade's time, then it's safe to assume there's no intelligent life there--only human-level at most.

    Interesting find though. It should up the ante on exploring faster space travel techs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lugh View Post
    Interesting find though. It should up the ante on exploring faster space travel techs.
    We can only hope! I was thinking the probe would have near light-speed propulsion too.

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