I just geeked in my pants (Earth-like exoplanet discovered)

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  1. SiliconAddict macrumors 603

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    Be careful using wikipedia as a reference. Have you googled the planet as well?
     
  2. Kernow macrumors 65816

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    I've seen this in a few places - notably the BBC news site, so I guess that it is reliable here. You do have a point though - Wikipedia is generally pretty reliable, but can sometimes be far from definitive.

    p.s. the title of this thread really made me laugh.
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Earth like is relative - 5x Mass means higher gravity and those temps aren't going to be any more favorable to life as we know it.

    Still cool though.

    D
     
  4. comictimes macrumors 6502a

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    Yea it kinda makes me sad that the most earthlike planet discovered to date is still completely incapable of supporting life, at least as far as we know. I mean, as far I can tell from this article, the only things that are similar between this planet and Earth are its small(ish) size and how far away it is from its star...
     

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