Thursday, September 30, 2010

Introducing Gliese 581g

Astronomers may just found the first candidate for an earthlike planet. It 20 light years away and orbits an M-class start. It is larger than the earth and tide locked to it's star. Which means it's day is as long as it's year. It is orbiting right in the middle of the zone that supports liquid water.

Since M-class stars are so common this is good news to finding more earthlike world. The only bad part of the discovery is that the planet doesn't transit the star so they don't have any tools yet to analyze it's atmosphere.

Time for Traveller Fans to start updating their charts.

5 comments:

Pookie said...

Well, Traveller 2300/2300 AD fans at the every least...

John said...

Don't forget the Battletech/Mechwarrior fans also.

Scott said...

Ghenrek IV?

Ryan said...

Finally, the future has something to look forward to besides cell phones with slidey keyboards.

Daddy Grognard said...

Let's see who can get there first, OSR or 4e fans. That's an entire planet of potential gamers there!