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Planets, planets everywhere and on some there will be drops to drink. An interesting confluence of research occurred over the last few months, leading to: “A revised estimate of the occurrence rate of terrestrial planets in the habitable zones around Kepler M-dwarfs” by Ravi kumar Kopparapu PSU (arXiv), ApJLetters in press Bottom line: about half…

To Do:

Given ηEarth=1 Find more terrestrial exoplanets. Find habitable terrestrial exoplanets. Find inhabited terrestrial exoplanets. Go visit. Consider the following snippets: Kepler discover 5 planets orbiting inside 0.1 AU Kepler: A Transiting Circumbinary Planet in a Quadruple Star System Terrestrial mass planet discovered around α Cen B Kepler exoplanet survey jeopardized Kepler has lost one of…

Hello neighbour

α Centauri B, a mere 4 lightyears away has a terrestrial planet orbiting it. α Cen B b The most interesting aspect of the discovery may be the inferences we can make rather than the planet itself. The discovery by the Geneva Observatory team using the HARPS spectrograph is a wonderful example of precision high…