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  1. #1 New exoplanet candidate found in the habitable zone of the closest star system 
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    As some of you might know, astronomers have recently detected (through direct imaging) a gas giant exoplanet candidate in the habitable zone of Alpha Centauri A.


    This is the study: nature.com/articles/s41467-021-21176-6


    For those interested, I made a video-analysis suggesting the possibility of existing a habitable exomoon around that gas giant candidate: youtu.be/NwAbF16tW9c


    Would you prefer to have a habitable exomoon or a habitable exoplanet in Alpha Centauri?


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    Quote Originally Posted by SciForerer View Post
    Hello!


    As some of you might know, astronomers have recently detected (through direct imaging) a gas giant exoplanet candidate in the habitable zone of Alpha Centauri A.


    This is the study: nature.com/articles/s41467-021-21176-6


    For those interested, I made a video-analysis suggesting the possibility of existing a habitable exomoon around that gas giant candidate: youtu.be/NwAbF16tW9c


    Would you prefer to have a habitable exomoon or a habitable exoplanet in Alpha Centauri?
    Not quite. The abstract states they have indications of a planet, or disc, detected around Alpha Centauri, but they can't rule out it being just an artifact.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SciForerer View Post
    Hello!


    As some of you might know, astronomers have recently detected (through direct imaging) a gas giant exoplanet candidate in the habitable zone of Alpha Centauri A.


    This is the study: nature.com/articles/s41467-021-21176-6


    For those interested, I made a video-analysis suggesting the possibility of existing a habitable exomoon around that gas giant candidate: youtu.be/NwAbF16tW9c



    Would you prefer to have a habitable exomoon or a habitable exoplanet in Alpha Centauri?
    This planet is all far away. The best we can say is it is the right size, the right composition and the right distance from its star, so likely the right temperature. We don't know a lot about this planet, but it is interesting to think about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SciForerer View Post
    Hello!


    As some of you might know, astronomers have recently detected (through direct imaging) a gas giant exoplanet candidate in the habitable zone of Alpha Centauri A.


    This is the study: nature.com/articles/s41467-021-21176-6


    For those interested, I made a video-analysis suggesting the possibility of existing a habitable exomoon around that gas giant candidate: youtu.be/NwAbF16tW9c


    Would you prefer to have a habitable exomoon or a habitable exoplanet in Alpha Centauri?
    We also may assume that it is tidally locked to its star with a high radiation environment from the frequent stellar flares so likely no atmosphere and no life.
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