Most Similar (to date) Earth-like Planet Found!

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  1. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    I don't know when or if humans will venture to other star systems (I kinda think we will), but if they do, their first new home might be a planet called Teegarden b...

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  2. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    This is getting to the exciting part.
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    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    The article doesn't mention it, Teegarden b has a mass of 1.05 of Earth's, +.13/-.12. So it's extremely similar in mass to Earth. However it does have an orbital period of 4.91 days around its star.
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  4. steve2^4

    steve2^4 Aged Meat

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    I'm over 4,000 Teegarden b years old.
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    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    An aside: Teegarden's an awesome name :yes:
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    When do we find out if there are beaches and what is the process for making land claims?
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  7. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    Bad news. You gotta show up in person to make a claim. :diacanu:
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    For heaven's sake, mankind! It's only 12 lightyears away from Earth!

    Also, the star is dimmer than our sun, so being closer in isn't that big of a deal.
  9. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    If we start now and spend a trillion dollars, I'll have been dead only 140 years by the time our first probe arrives. :diacanu:
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    you don't look a day over 3,500 Teegarden b years old!
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    This world is a big place. Fortunately, my needs are small. As it happens, I have this affinity for . . . beach front property.
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    I hear they have a time share thing going on there, but this one's legit! :yes:
  14. Professor Sexbot

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    Teegarden b is likely tidally locked.
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  15. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    With an orbital period that fast, yes, I imagine it would have to be.
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    So it’s literally Far and Away? Points for getting the reference.
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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    You're a corker, Shannon! What a corker you are!
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    Ancalagon outta my way Administrator Formerly Important

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    Is a clone me? Would it be a child?

    Could I clone myself, copy and transfer all my memories to the new clone (Anc II), adopt it as one of my children, disown my own children, have them adopted by Anc II and then freeze myself (Anc I) and send it off to this planet, land, plant my flag and then kill myself leaving everything to my 'child' Anc II and its adopted children and other descendants?
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  20. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    See, this is what we need: real solutions.
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    Hypothetically if that were to arise, current international law (see The Outer_Space_Treaty) is ambiguous.
    The treaty covers sovereign states and says that no “celestial body” is subject to “national appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by means of use or occupation, or by any other means." It is silent on claims made by individuals or private companies, although it has been argued that it forbids such claims by implication.

    Of course, just to be on the safe side, I hereby declare my ownership of the entire Milky Way Galaxy and everything within it.
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  22. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    "Now...get off my property."

    :shock:
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  23. Zombie

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    Of course reality is that once we are really able to get into space and travel about and if by some miracle get a FTL the whole nonsense about the Outer Space Treaty will go away.