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Re: Speculation Re Planet Orbiting Alpha Centauri 1

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Posted by jeffery.l.dooley/">jeffery.l.dooley on December 13, 1997 19:40:56 UTC

: : I'm a complete novice to astronomy but am interested in some "expert" opinions for some fiction I am considering writing. What I'd like to know is whether its possible that an inhabitable (by humans) planet might orbit Alpha Centauri 1 in such a way that it actually passes between Alpha Cent. 1 & Alpha Cent. 2, during its year. Is that possible and if it is, what might conditions be like on such a planet? I do not know how close together the stars of the Alpha Centauri system are to one another but I assume there is plenty of room for a planet to orbit one of them? I'm looking for feasible stuff for the imagination here. : : Thanks.

: it is plausable that life can exist on a planet such as Alpha Centauri since it could because there are other types of life forms other than human. these could be water based,silicon based,rock based,just because there is no ideas that humans could exist.doesn't stop the idea that life could exist.

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