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Re: Life In Alpha Centauri System - You Betcha

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Posted by Loki/">Loki on June 24, 1998 21:02:47 UTC

: I would like some expert advise on the existance : of life in the A.C. system. I know that there is : a high propability of the existance of life in : this system, as the condidions there are similar : to those of Sol. Please confirm my point of view.

There are a couple of key questions here to answer first.

Q: Is the chemistry of life unique to our solar system. A: No. Astronomers have spotted vast clouds of the elements and molecules essential to life all over the universe. Physicists have centuries of data confirming that the laws and materials we know of locally are ubiquitous.

Q: Can double (or triple) stars have planets? A: Yes. There is an article in the Update section of NATURE at http://www.nature.com, dated March 13, 1997, on the subject, as well as other recent research done by astronomers (I don't have all the sites and sources handy - sorry). But the answer is a yes. In fact, in many double star

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