10 Planets from the Alpha Centauri System, According to Science Fiction

Yesterday, the European Southern Observatory announced they'd confirmed the existence of a planet in Alpha Centauri, the star system nearest to Earth. For many of us, it was like a dream come true. In the annals of science fiction, Alpha Centauri is like the Mars of star systems. Because it's the closest system to our … » 10/17/12 11:00am 10/17/12 11:00am

Scientists discover a planet in Alpha Centauri, the star system…

This is huge. We've discovered a lot of exoplanets, including rocky Earth-like ones, in far-away star systems. But the European Southern Observatory (ESO) announced this afternoon that our solar system's nearest neighbor, a brilliant trinary star system called Alpha Centauri, has a planet that's roughly the mass of… » 10/16/12 4:34pm 10/16/12 4:34pm