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Sol's nearest neighbor has a habitable buddy!

http://www.space.com/33837-earth-like-planet-proxima-centaur...

Let's design the mission to prospect it!
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I'll bow out. Every time I play Interstellar, I'm responsible for the death of the species.

Though won't the fact it's tidal locked and around a star with constant solar flares just irradiate the bejeezus out of it? I can't imagine one side of a rock could handle that kind of stress for too long.
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Yeah, I wonder how planetary weather behaves on a tidally locked planet in the Goldilocks zone... the superheated and frozen sides may well seriously screw up the twilight zone.
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dr.mrow wrote:
Yeah, I wonder how planetary weather behaves on a tidally locked planet in the Goldilocks zone... the superheated and frozen sides may well seriously screw up the twilight zone.

So that's were everything ended up in that TV show. It makes perfect sense since everything was weird and screwed up in the Twilight Zone.
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dr.mrow wrote:
Yeah, I wonder how planetary weather behaves on a tidally locked planet in the Goldilocks zone... the superheated and frozen sides may well seriously screw up the twilight zone.


I would imagine it would be windy as all get out as the cold side tried to get to the warm side.

Then again, it might just spread itself out eventually to an even warmth like Venus. I guess it'd depend more on the atmosphere than the fact it's tidally locked.

Of course, we need to find out if this thing even has an atmosphere. Or if it's near Earth-size. Or actually rocky (it's only presumed).

Still a lot to learn.
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