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October 17th, 2012, 15:51
Given our current understanding of planetary formation, the existence of this planet means that there is a very high likelihood that other rocky planets exist in the habital zone, though probably 'super earths.'
They say current technology would still take roughly 40k years to get a probe there, but there are technologies current theorized, but based on solid science, that could cut that to 50 years or so. Would be truly amazing if we could get that down to a decade or two and send something during our lifetime.
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