December 16, 2015
UNSW Australia astronomers have discovered the closest potentially habitable planet found outside our solar system so far, orbiting a star just 14 light years away.
The planet, more than four times the mass of the Earth, is one of three that the team detected around a red dwarf star called Wolf 1061.
"It is a particularly exciting find because all three planets are of low enough mass to be potentially rocky and have a solid surface, and the middle planet, Wolf 1061c, sits within the 'Goldilocks' zone where it might be possible for liquid waterand maybe even lifeto exist," says lead study author UNSW's Dr Duncan Wright.
"It is fascinating to look out at the vastness of space and think a star so very close to usa near neighbourcould host a habitable planet.
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-12-nearby-star-hosts-closest-alien.html#jCp
Add wolf 1061c to the growing list of earth/super earth habitual planets. This and G667cc are currently the two closes confirmed such planets.
If we really needed to get off this planet fast...Well, this would be a option.
Find a cave or a "lava tube" on the moon and close it up. Fill it full of breathable air and make it the way you want it. Allow both nasa and the private sector to have a part in it.
That would last a very long time and would allow us to have a long term presence in space.
Trump retweets racially charged crime data
Washington (CNN)Donald Trump retweeted an image Sunday that compares black-on-black murders to police killings.
Trump's @realDonaldTrump Twitter account highlighted a photograph featuring a dark-skinned man wearing a bandana, a dark shirt and military-style pants and holding a handgun sideways and claiming to list 2015 crime statistics.
It includes six lines. Two of them: "BLACKS KILLED BY POLICE ~~ 1%" and "BLACKS KILLED BY BLACKS ~~ 97%."
"@SeanSean252: @WayneDupreeShow @Rockprincess818 @CheriJacobus pic.twitter.com/5GUwhhtvyN"
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2015
The figures Trump retweeted overstate the number of homicides committed by blacks.
According to FBI statistics, of the 2,451 homicides of black people in 2014, 90% were committed by black people, while 8% of the offenders were white.
Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/22/politics/donald-trump-black-crime-police-retweet/index.html
Amazing. The guy really is something...He just doesn't give a darn how much damage he does to his party.
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