And now for the latest news from Alpha Centauri

  • Thread starter CygnusX-1
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A new analysis suggests that the orbit of the possible planet around Alpha Centauri B is oriented in such a way that the planet is only 1 to 3 times as massive as Earth.

Link: Science.
 
This implies that the planet may have a terrestrial composition. Before you snap up any real estate here, though, be forewarned that the planet's day side is hot enough to melt lead.
Still, let's send the next probe its way!
 

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