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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Our Nearest Star Neighbor has an Earth Sized Planet! The Latest Exciting Space News.

Hello Troops,
News of an Earth sized planet orbiting Alpha Centauri, our nearest stellar neighbor, is causing quite a buzz in astronomical circles.  Unfortunately, it is too close to its star to support life.   

We live in amazing times.  Sometimes I think I am the one who fell down the rabbit hole and landed in Wonderland, especially when I compare how the world has changed since I was in elementary school.  Think about what we've discovered about ourselves and our universe in the past forty years.  Then contemplate what changes will come during your lifetime.   How blessed we are to see and experience such things. 

The graph below will tell you more about this amazing planet.  You'll also learn more about our nearest stellar neighbor.

Mr. Williamson 


Find out about the nearby Alpha Centauri star system and its newly-discovered Earth-size planet, in this SPACE.com infographic.
Source SPACE.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration
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