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    Re: US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    This planet is just earth sized. Venus is also earth sized. We don't know if it can house life. I doubt the world will exist by the time the sun engulfs the planet.
    I believe the article said it is within the habitable zone, a.k.a. the "Goldilocks" zone.

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    Re: US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

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    At least we can give Guantanamo Bay back to the Cubans now.
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    Re: US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

    why talk about planets that resemble ours? Every planet will eventually be consumed by its star. So the real thing we should be working on is making a spacecraft that can sustain life and for long periods of time and large amounts of people. Forget planets.

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    Re: US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Actually, it is 3-4 times the size of earth, with one side always facing its red dwarf sun and one side always away.
    So it's hot on one side, cold on the other, and it'd make the slimmest person feel fat. Sounds great.
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    Re: US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    why talk about planets that resemble ours? Every planet will eventually be consumed by its star. So the real thing we should be working on is making a spacecraft that can sustain life and for long periods of time and large amounts of people. Forget planets.
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    Re: US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

    Existing in the "Goldilocks" zone is but one indicator of an Earth-like planet. Other critical components would include star size/composition/heliosphere, stable star-system orbit scheme, planetary tilt and rotation, composition, magnetosphere, atmosphere, temp ranges, tectonics, companion satellite, etc.

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    Re: US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Existing in the "Goldilocks" zone is but one indicator of an Earth-like planet. Other critical components would include star size/composition/heliosphere, stable star-system orbit scheme, planetary tilt and rotation, composition, magnetosphere, atmosphere, temp ranges, tectonics, companion satellite, etc.
    Wouldn't all that be considered per specific solar system in determining where the goldielocks zone is?

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    Re: US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Existing in the "Goldilocks" zone is but one indicator of an Earth-like planet. Other critical components would include star size/composition/heliosphere, stable star-system orbit scheme, planetary tilt and rotation, composition, magnetosphere, atmosphere, temp ranges, tectonics, companion satellite, etc.
    I find myself wondering what the winds must be like considering the great temperature gradiations due to its one side always facing its sun -- provided it has an atmosphere, anyway.
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    Re: US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom View Post
    Is this the "Nibru" planet that some scientists have been talking about for the past decade?
    Is this what you're talking about?

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    Re: US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Wouldn't all that be considered per specific solar system in determining where the goldielocks zone is?
    In simple terms, the Goldilocks zone allows for a moderate temperature span and water to exist in all three states.

    But these qualities in and of themselves do not ensure a habitable planet, nor hearken a mirror of the planet Earth.

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