Comment PRWQ Re: If I get 1 Euro for each time they announce an Earth's twin....

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NASA discover Earth's twin 1,400 light-years away

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If I get 1 Euro for each time they announce an Earth's twin.... (Score: 1)

by tanuki64@pipedot.org on 2015-09-28 19:00 (#NTY2)

...I'd be rich. Usually it is somemisinterpretation by a clueless journalist.

Re: If I get 1 Euro for each time they announce an Earth's twin.... (Score: 2, Informative)

by evilviper@pipedot.org on 2015-09-28 19:47 (#NV2V)

From WP: "It is the first potentially rocky super-Earth planet discovered orbiting within the habitable zone of a star very similar to the Sun."

Re: If I get 1 Euro for each time they announce an Earth's twin.... (Score: 1)

by tanuki64@pipedot.org on 2015-09-30 15:23 (#P1P0)

http://io9.com/could-life-have-emerged-on-earths-near-twin-1719964421

Yes, super-Earth.... or mini-Neptune. Above link gives a few more details.

Re: If I get 1 Euro for each time they announce an Earth's twin.... (Score: 1)

by evilviper@pipedot.org on 2015-10-01 13:17 (#P4Y4)

Not a great read... Over and over they speculate about this theory or that, then walk it back with "but that’s assuming" xyz...

See them keep repeat that pattern reminded me of something:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXOebOaBFV4

Re: If I get 1 Euro for each time they announce an Earth's twin.... (Score: 1)

by tanuki64@pipedot.org on 2015-10-07 17:20 (#PRWQ)

I am not sure this is a fair comparison. Not a great read? Perhaps. Not everybody is a good writer. But you make it sound as if it has no arguments at all. Actually most of the 'repetitions' in this article are quotations of several scientists of different fields. And practically all agree, that 'twin Earth' is not very likely. Maybe mini-Neptune, or huge-Venus. This does not necessarily rule out life, but probably even the Mars is more 'twin Earth' than this planet.

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