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Solar Twins - How Far Away?

  1. Mar 28, 2006 #1

    I see from the above link that we have found a new solar twin, HD 98618. It is 126 light years away. Too far away for meaningful communication (unless we are willing to wait 250 years for an answer), but close enough that we could one day at least detect habitable planets.

    The article mentioned another one, 18 Scorpii, but it does not say how far away it is.

    Does anyone know?


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  3. Mar 28, 2006 #2


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    18 Scorpii is closer, a lot closer: http://www.solstation.com/stars2/18sco.htm
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