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Astronomers see second Earth in the making

SirUlli

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Astronomers have spotted evidence of a second Earth being built around a distant star 424 light-years away.

Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have spotted a huge belt of warm dust swirling around a young star called HD 113766 that is just slightly larger than our sun. The dust belt, which scientists suspect is clumping together to form planets, is located in the middle of the star system's terrestrial habitable zone where temperatures are moderate enough to sustain liquid water. Scientists estimate there is enough material in the belt to form a Mars-sized world or larger.


Full Story can be found here

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21114394/

Greetingsw from Germany NRW
Sir Ulli
 

Assimilator1

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Interesting :) ,but a little premature to say a 2nd earth in the making ,that star might give off massive amounts of Xrays or something else just as deadly:p

But definitly worth keeping an eye on over the next 500 million years ;)

That link seems to be dead now :( ,do you know where else to find that story?
 

JeffCos

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Originally posted by: Assimilator1

But definitly worth keeping an eye on over the next 500 million years ;)
Oh is that all? Well at least Ted Williams will be around to see it.
 

mk

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Originally posted by: Assimilator1
:D

........who?
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/12/20/national/main533849.shtml">Ted Williams Frozen In Two Pieces
Meant To Be Frozen In Time; Head Decapitated, Cracked, DNA Missing</a>

(And yes, I had to look it up.)


Originally posted by: Coquito
:shocked:
/faints
:laugh:
 

Alyx

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Hey now. We are seeing what was there 424 years ago. By now some HD 113766' Martian may have busted out his swiffer and cleaned that mess up... Gotta give cleaning a whole new meaning.
 
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