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Thursday, October 18

Planet found around nearest star system



The big news in exoplanet research was an announcement yesterday that an Earth sized planet has been found orbiting a star in the nearest star system to our Sun, Alpha Centauri. Details of the discovery are available here and plenty of other places on the web.

This planet, although Earth sized has little in common with our own planet as it orbits around 4 million miles from the star Alpha Centauri B in around 3 days.

More in this at our October meeting.

 

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