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Old October 17th, 2012, 04:01 AM
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Default Size 8 Planet in Orbit 0 at Alpha Centauri B

http://www.nature.com/news/the-exopl...t-door-1.11605

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Although nearly identical to Earth in mass, the planet is much closer to its star than Mercury is to the Sun, meaning that it is a scorched and barren rock.
I hope it's not the mainworld...with population A...tough to explain.

Now to generate the rest of the system.
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Finding a true Earth twin, circling a Sun-like star at a distance similar to Earth’s orbital radius around the Sun, would require another leap in sensitivity, to motions of just 9 centimetres per second.
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