Good news there. According to Astronomy.Com, a gas-planet, only four times the size of the Earth has just been discovered. They call it a "super-Earth" because, if it were farther from its' star than it is (only takes about five days to make one orbit...that's pretty damn close) it could likely evolve into an Earth-type planet. Too close to its' sun, alas!
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Subject: [OnlineAlpha] Re: Meta probe any one?
As detection methods improve, eventually they will find a planet very similar to earth orbiting some distant star, or as a moon of one of those gas giants in orbit around another star.
I wish we had a ship like the Meta Probe (not interstellar, but still having considerable flight range). Does anyone have a model or replica of it?
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