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Dyl Ulenspiegel
12-08-2016, 17:20:44

Rumours about discovery of an earth-like planet in the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri. Just 4 light years to the greatest real estate project ever.

Bring on the fungus.


13-08-2016, 02:10:52
Bring on an even huger wall. ;)

The Mad Monk
13-08-2016, 20:28:03
Forget walls, we need PSICOPS.

20-08-2016, 06:41:45

If it exists it is probably tidally locked meaning one side is always facing the sun and one side always away. That means one side is scorching hot and the other extremely cold. The winds must be collosal.

21-08-2016, 00:12:42
The nano space ships sound cool though.

21-08-2016, 00:17:23
Where will you find tiny little astronauts?:confused:

The Mad Monk
26-08-2016, 02:51:04

26-08-2016, 07:29:53
No no, Nanonauts!

26-08-2016, 23:54:20
One wonders if that star is currently a red dwarf, and so near the end of its life cycle, the what was this planet like when the star was larger and more powerful? The planet would still have been in the same orbit so it must have been extremely hot and what effects would that have had on, say, water content on this planet?

I am suspecting it might indeed be rocky but be missing large amounts of water from its previous super hot existence. It is 1.6 times tge size of earth, which is good, but it is also far older and most of its existence could not have sustained life as we know it.

Does it have a molten outer core with a solid inner core? If not then it would be bathed in radiation. If it is tidally locked then one side is scorching while the other side is in deep freeze. Hardly an inviting place. Next ita orbit is extremely close to its star, a year lasts just 11 days, so how much more do solar flares effect it?

I am thinking this is not a place any life form wants to be.

26-08-2016, 23:56:52
No no, Nanonauts!

That sounds like a good term for nano spacecraft.

The Mad Monk
27-08-2016, 02:53:03
I think you may have confused red dwarves and white dwarves?

27-08-2016, 08:53:23
I am under the impression that most water comes from crashing comets not outgassing. Of course maybe I read that on the Internet. :confused::clueless:

Marid Audran
28-08-2016, 22:21:04
Hey, SMAC assumed that Proxima had no habitable zone!

Could it be that... that they were... wrong?

The Mad Monk
29-08-2016, 10:56:26

29-08-2016, 13:26:51

Dyl Ulenspiegel
11-09-2016, 18:18:46
The winds must be collosal.

:gasmaske: Enter the Flatulentia class starships.

The Mad Monk
11-09-2016, 22:32:17
"'Tis an ill wind that blows"

12-09-2016, 11:20:27
Spinal Tap: Break Like the Wind. The Video (1992)