Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Technology and Science News › [Nature] Planet found in closest neighbour system Alpha Centauri.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Nature] Planet found in closest neighbour system Alpha Centauri.

post #1 of 197
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Here we report the detection of an Earth-mass planet orbiting our neighbour star α Centauri B, a member of the closest stellar system to the Sun.

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature11572.html

Awesome can´t find planets closer then this.
Edited by erniv2 - 10/17/12 at 1:56pm
post #2 of 197
"0.04 astronomical units from the star (one astronomical unit is the Earth–Sun distance)."

Surely that's too close, or is the star much smaller than ours?
Fate/Zero
(19 items)
 
Storage Server
(9 items)
 
 
MotherboardRAMHard DriveHard Drive
Gigabyte N3150-D3V 8GB Crucial Non-ECC (Live life on the edge) Western Digital 4TB Western Digital 4TB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSPower
Western Digital 4TB Western Digital 4TB FreeNAS Corsair 350W 
Case
3U Logic Case SC-2306B-550B 
  hide details  
Reply
Fate/Zero
(19 items)
 
Storage Server
(9 items)
 
 
MotherboardRAMHard DriveHard Drive
Gigabyte N3150-D3V 8GB Crucial Non-ECC (Live life on the edge) Western Digital 4TB Western Digital 4TB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSPower
Western Digital 4TB Western Digital 4TB FreeNAS Corsair 350W 
Case
3U Logic Case SC-2306B-550B 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 197
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sir Amik Vase View Post

"0.04 astronomical units from the star (one astronomical unit is the Earth–Sun distance)."
Surely that's too close, or is the star much smaller than ours?
First line of the article.
post #4 of 197
Thread Starter 
It´s not in the habitable zone it´s more like Mercury in our system extremly hot but it´s just the closest you can find a planet also Alpha centauri has 3 suns Alpha Centauri A,B and Proxima Centauri and is just 4 Lighyears away.

Show´s they have planets allmost everywhere, and this one is in reach for probes we can send some there in about 50 years biggrin.gif.
Edited by erniv2 - 10/17/12 at 2:13pm
post #5 of 197

Awesome.

Main Rig
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
R7 1800x ASUS Prime 370 Pro RX 480 Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro  None Windows 10 Pro HP w19e: 1440x900 | Sony KDL40S-5100 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CMStorm Quick Fire. CM 1050w  Cooler Master Cosmos II Roccat Kone XTD (Optical) 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
R7 1800x ASUS Prime 370 Pro RX 480 Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro  None Windows 10 Pro HP w19e: 1440x900 | Sony KDL40S-5100 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CMStorm Quick Fire. CM 1050w  Cooler Master Cosmos II Roccat Kone XTD (Optical) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 197
c15af2b75db1029be1a46f8e292ab6d1.png?1350510203

How about no.


It is 4.3 light years away so this is another planet we (this generation and probably a few after) will never get to go to.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen R5 1600 Asus PRIME B350 PLUS  AMD Radeon HD7950 16GB Corsair Vengence (2x8GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
1TB WD Blue 500GB WD Blue 120GB Hitachi Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
LG 32LD450 Dell Ducky DK9008 OCN Edition Corsair TX650v2 
Case
Fractal Design Core 3000 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen R5 1600 Asus PRIME B350 PLUS  AMD Radeon HD7950 16GB Corsair Vengence (2x8GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
1TB WD Blue 500GB WD Blue 120GB Hitachi Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
LG 32LD450 Dell Ducky DK9008 OCN Edition Corsair TX650v2 
Case
Fractal Design Core 3000 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 197
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post

c15af2b75db1029be1a46f8e292ab6d1.png?1350510203
How about no.
It is 4.3 light years away so this is another planet we (this generation and probably a few after) will never get to go to.


This. Going half the speed of light would still take over 8 years.

Main Rig
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
R7 1800x ASUS Prime 370 Pro RX 480 Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro  None Windows 10 Pro HP w19e: 1440x900 | Sony KDL40S-5100 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CMStorm Quick Fire. CM 1050w  Cooler Master Cosmos II Roccat Kone XTD (Optical) 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
R7 1800x ASUS Prime 370 Pro RX 480 Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro  None Windows 10 Pro HP w19e: 1440x900 | Sony KDL40S-5100 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CMStorm Quick Fire. CM 1050w  Cooler Master Cosmos II Roccat Kone XTD (Optical) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 197
What is nice about this find is that it means there are planets nearby with gravity similar to ours that we can mine for resources in the distant future should we actually start expanding our galactic presence.
Dynamix
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-860 Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P Radeon 7970 Corsair Domintor Twins + Other = 16 Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Caviar Black, 500gb OCZ Solid 3 Sony Optiarc Corsair H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung P2570HD + Other Logitech G110 Corsair 750W HX 
CaseMouse
Antec p183 Logitech MX Revolution 
  hide details  
Reply
Dynamix
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-860 Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P Radeon 7970 Corsair Domintor Twins + Other = 16 Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Caviar Black, 500gb OCZ Solid 3 Sony Optiarc Corsair H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung P2570HD + Other Logitech G110 Corsair 750W HX 
CaseMouse
Antec p183 Logitech MX Revolution 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 197
Quote:
Originally Posted by erniv2 View Post

It´s not in the habitable zone it´s more like Mercury in our system extremly hot but it´s just the closest you can find a planet also Alpha centauri has 3 suns Alpha Centauri A,B and Proxima Centauri and is just 4 Lighyears away.
Show´s they have planets allmost everywhere, and this one is in reach for probes we can send some there in about 50 years biggrin.gif.

we can't make the assumption LIFE in a different star system must require similiar temperatures, pressure etc to thrive/considered habitable.
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5-3570K @ 4.2GHz Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H-WB EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB @ 1.3/7.1GHz 1.21V EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB @ 1.3/7.1GHz 1.21V 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung Green DDR3 4X4GB @ 2.1GHz Samsung 850 Pro 2TB Samsung SpinPoint F4 EcoGreen 2TB HDD LG GH24NS72 DVD Rewriter 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Swiftech H240-X Liquid Cooler Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM E-IPS Dell Ultrasharp U2311H E-IPS 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell Ultrasharp U2311H E-IPS Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard Rev 2 Seasonic X-750 80+ Gold 750W Rev 3 Corsair Carbide 500R Arctic White 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Alienware TactX Gaming Mouse 5000DPI SteelSeries QcK Gaming Mousepad Edifier M3300SF 2.1 Speaker Set 54W RMS Logitech G930 7.1 Wireless Gaming Headset 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Sennheiser HD 650 Open-Ear Headphones Creative Sound Blaster E5 High-Res USB DAC/ Por... Logitech F710 Wireless Gamepad  Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas X Flight Stick 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core m7-6Y75 vPro Intel Graphics HD 515 DDR3L-1600MHz 8GB Samsung 960 Pro 1TB  
OSMonitorOther
Windows 10 Pro x64 Sharp IGZO 4K UHD touch Dell x Wacom active stylus 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5-3570K @ 4.2GHz Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H-WB EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB @ 1.3/7.1GHz 1.21V EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB @ 1.3/7.1GHz 1.21V 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung Green DDR3 4X4GB @ 2.1GHz Samsung 850 Pro 2TB Samsung SpinPoint F4 EcoGreen 2TB HDD LG GH24NS72 DVD Rewriter 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Swiftech H240-X Liquid Cooler Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM E-IPS Dell Ultrasharp U2311H E-IPS 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell Ultrasharp U2311H E-IPS Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard Rev 2 Seasonic X-750 80+ Gold 750W Rev 3 Corsair Carbide 500R Arctic White 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Alienware TactX Gaming Mouse 5000DPI SteelSeries QcK Gaming Mousepad Edifier M3300SF 2.1 Speaker Set 54W RMS Logitech G930 7.1 Wireless Gaming Headset 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Sennheiser HD 650 Open-Ear Headphones Creative Sound Blaster E5 High-Res USB DAC/ Por... Logitech F710 Wireless Gamepad  Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas X Flight Stick 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core m7-6Y75 vPro Intel Graphics HD 515 DDR3L-1600MHz 8GB Samsung 960 Pro 1TB  
OSMonitorOther
Windows 10 Pro x64 Sharp IGZO 4K UHD touch Dell x Wacom active stylus 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 197
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post

What is nice about this find is that it means there are planets nearby with gravity similar to ours that we can mine for resources in the distant future should we actually start expanding our galactic presence.
Mining something that close to a star in a trinary stellar system is no small feat.
Old and busted
(11 items)
 
New Hotness
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X2 555 870A Fuzion (MS-7660) MSI NX8800GTS 640 OC Mushkin  
RAMCoolingOSMonitor
Mushkin  Zalman CNPS10X Performa Windows 8 64 bit Dell 2208 WFP 1680*1050 
KeyboardPowerCase
Microsoft RT2300 Silverstone ST60EF 600W Antec 900 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570k ASRock Z77 Pro3 LGA 1155 MSI 7870 Twin Frozr OC Samsung DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 SSD POS Lightscribe DVD burner Zalman CNPS10x Performa, dual fans. Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 248qe Microsoft RT2300 Silverstone ST60EF 600W Antec 900 
Mouse
Generic USB mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
Old and busted
(11 items)
 
New Hotness
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X2 555 870A Fuzion (MS-7660) MSI NX8800GTS 640 OC Mushkin  
RAMCoolingOSMonitor
Mushkin  Zalman CNPS10X Performa Windows 8 64 bit Dell 2208 WFP 1680*1050 
KeyboardPowerCase
Microsoft RT2300 Silverstone ST60EF 600W Antec 900 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570k ASRock Z77 Pro3 LGA 1155 MSI 7870 Twin Frozr OC Samsung DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 SSD POS Lightscribe DVD burner Zalman CNPS10x Performa, dual fans. Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 248qe Microsoft RT2300 Silverstone ST60EF 600W Antec 900 
Mouse
Generic USB mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Technology and Science News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Technology and Science News › [Nature] Planet found in closest neighbour system Alpha Centauri.