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April 20th, 2013, 04:31 AM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
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I just read another article a few days ago that said that NASA found a solar system with not one, but two planets with earth-like characteristics. Not sure how far away it is, but if we had the means, it'd be worth the visit I think.
Yes, I read about them as well. These two planets are about 1200 light years away from Earth (367.92 parsecs). They are circling around the sun-like star called Kepler-62 in the Lyra constellation, with three other planets.
I agree, a visit would be nice, but even at light speed, it would take many centuries to reach the planets. Even with warp technology, as depicted in the Star Trek series, the trip would take approximately 12 years. For now we will have to be content with using telescopes to visit these planets.
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