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Latest news from Proxima Centauri

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:27 am

OK. It's really four and a half year old news but I just heard about it.

Proxima Centauri's no good, very bad day
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Astronomers have detected a massive stellar flare -- an energetic explosion of radiation -- from the closest star to our own Sun, Proxima Centauri, which occurred last March. This finding raises questions about the habitability of our Solar System's nearest exoplanetary neighbor, Proxima b, which orbits Proxima Centauri.

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Misleading headline.

What's so bad about being uninhabitable? 8)
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Re: Latest news from Proxima Centauri

Post by Pyrrho » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:32 am

So there's a whole planet of Cleveland out there. Meh.
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Re: Latest news from Proxima Centauri

Post by gnome » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:42 pm

Was it ever a candidate for habitability?
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Re: Latest news from Proxima Centauri

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:57 pm

Not especially, but this absolutely rules it out.

Unless ... :o
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Re: Latest news from Proxima Centauri

Post by Witness » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:20 am

No neighbors? What a relief! :)