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  1. I know, I know, I've been inactive lately (but I do stalk here from time to time). Anyway, I woke up to some pretty great news! Ross 128 has a planet!! First up, a while back, Ross 128 emitted signals (not alien), and here's the link to that http://www.space.com/37579-weird-radio-signal-ross-128-star-satellite.html I also believe there's a forum thread somewhere? But into the star! Ross 128 is a pretty calm star, with about 15% of the mass, and 20% of the radius of the Sun. It also has a much lower luminosity, meaning the habitable zone is very close in. The planet in question has an approximate mass of 1.4x the Earth, and a possible radius of 1.2x the Earth, but until we get a direct observation, or transit, we don't know for certain. Due to it's orbit of 9.9 days, and light flux of 1.47, it's not very certain how habitable is could be. Recent reports said an Teq of between -60c and 20c, with PHL putting it at 6.85c. It also has an ESI (Earth similarly index) of .86. At just under 11 light years away, it's the 2nd nearest potentially habitable planet after Proxima, and likely the most promising. Some links: http://phl.upr.edu/projects/habitable-exoplanets-catalog?utm_content=buffer014e0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer https://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1736/ https://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=38800 Thoughts?
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