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Astronomers Find What May Be the Closest Exoplanet So Far 89

The Bad Astronomer writes: Astronomers have found a 5.4 Earth-mass planet orbiting the star Gliese 15A, a red dwarf in a binary system just 11.7 light years away (PDF). Other exoplanets candidates have been found that are closer, but they are as yet unconfirmed. This is more evidence that alien planets are common in the galaxy.
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Astronomers Find What May Be the Closest Exoplanet So Far

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  • ok, so, what now (Score:4, Insightful)

    by confused one ( 671304 ) on Friday August 29, 2014 @12:56PM (#47785391)

    So close... and yet still a freeking impossible distance away.

    Oh.. it's just 11 light years away. That's a small number, right? As much as I'd like to be able to say we have a "warp drive" or "jump drive" or something like that... at the moment 11 light years might as well be 11 million light years. it makes no difference to our ability to get there.

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