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Second planet candidate found around Proxima Centauri - The Astronomer - 04-14-2019

Sources (top three results on Google lol):
Space.com
National Geographic
Scientific American

Quote:The candidate world, which has a minimum mass about six times that of Earth, orbits 1.5 astronomical units (AU) from Proxima Centauri and is therefore probably very cold. Its equilibrium temperature hovers around minus 390 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 234 degrees Celsius)

It's likely to be an ice giant. We already have a planet near this location that could be quick-edited to represent this candidate planet: Skoll.


RE: Second planet candidate found around Proxima Centauri - Rynn - 04-14-2019

Ooo cool Smile so a solid ice giant? Could be a good place for aquatics to colonise. Lay a giant "mat" of heaters powered by fusion to melt a portion of the ice into the sea. Have the mat float on top warming it to keep it liquid and fuel an ecosystem


RE: Second planet candidate found around Proxima Centauri - The Astronomer - 04-14-2019

(04-14-2019, 06:55 AM)Rynn Wrote: Ooo cool Smile so a solid ice giant? Could be a good place for aquatics to colonise. Lay a giant "mat" of heaters powered by fusion to melt a portion of the ice into the sea. Have the mat float on top warming it to keep it liquid and fuel an ecosystem

Ice giant refers to Neptune/Uranus type planets, though of course there is a chance this world could be a superterrestrial planet.