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14th Jun '17 9:58:44 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/{{V}}'' has the visitors come from Sirius.

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* ''Series/{{V}}'' ''{{Series/V 1983}}'' has the visitors come from Sirius.
31st May '17 7:35:49 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Time for the Stars'', the slower-than-light starship ''Lewis and Clark'' visits the Tau Ceti star system and discovers an Earthlike planet there.

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* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Time for the Stars'', ''Literature/TimeForTheStars'', the slower-than-light starship ''Lewis and Clark'' visits the Tau Ceti star system and discovers an Earthlike planet there.
21st May '17 6:16:08 PM nombretomado
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* The homeworld of the Lizards in Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''{{Worldwar}}'' saga orbits Tau Ceti.

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* The homeworld of the Lizards in Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''{{Worldwar}}'' ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'' saga orbits Tau Ceti.
15th May '17 7:40:21 PM DivineFlame100
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This star is notable because of the discovery of seven exoplanets around it in Febuary 2017, which are all earth-like in size and properties and contains one of the best chances of searching for extraterrestrial life. Three of the seven planets lie within range of the star's habitable zone, making habitability and colonization very likely. It should also be noted that all of the seven planets orbit the star closer than Mercury does too our Sun, and the planets orbit so close to each other that their surfaces would be clearly visible in the sky on one of the planets instead of just a small dot of reflected light, similar to our Moon in the sky. If placed in our own Solar System, the '''entire''' TRAPPIST-1 system would occupy the space between the Sun and Mercury, and still have room to spare for more planets.

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This star is notable because of the discovery of seven exoplanets around it in Febuary 2017, 2017[[note]]three of which where actually discovered two years prior[[/note]], which are all earth-like in size and properties and contains one of the best chances of searching for extraterrestrial life. Three of the seven planets lie within range of the star's habitable zone, making habitability and colonization very likely. It should also be noted that all of the seven planets orbit the star closer than Mercury does too our Sun, and the planets orbit so close to each other that their surfaces would be clearly visible in the sky on one of the planets instead of just a small dot of reflected light, similar to our Moon in the sky. If placed in our own Solar System, the '''entire''' TRAPPIST-1 system would occupy the space between the Sun and Mercury, and still have room to spare for more planets.
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Unfortunately, the hype from Febuary 2017 seems to have died down as the reality and science starts to set in. Like with all red dwarf stars, TRAPPIST-1 is a flare star, and with it, brings many of the usual complications: tidally-locked planets being bombarded with flare radiation, likely stripping them of their atmospheres and water and thus, making the chances of life unlikely. However, it is still a likely place for possible colonization in the future.
23rd Apr '17 10:13:23 AM nombretomado
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* Wolf 359 is also the destination of the first Node jumps conducted by humans in ''SwordOfTheStars'', seeing as that's the nearest star to have a node connection to Sol.

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* Wolf 359 is also the destination of the first Node jumps conducted by humans in ''SwordOfTheStars'', ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'', seeing as that's the nearest star to have a node connection to Sol.
20th Mar '17 6:56:32 PM tracer
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* In the {{Transformers}} universe, Delta Pavonis IV is home to humanoid cats who, thanks to being hypnotized by the Quintessons, attack a neighboring planet of humanoid dogs.

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* In the {{Transformers}} universe, Delta Pavonis IV is home to [[CatFolk humanoid cats cats]] who, thanks to being hypnotized by the Quintessons, attack a neighboring planet of humanoid dogs.
20th Mar '17 6:47:40 PM tracer
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* Part of the Solarian League in the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' novels, and the site of a horrific slaughter via ColonyDrop that prompted the creation of the [[FantasticGenevaConventions Eridani Edict]].

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* Part of the Solarian League in the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' novels, and the site of a horrific slaughter via ColonyDrop that prompted the creation of the [[FantasticGenevaConventions [[FictionalGenevaConventions Eridani Edict]].
26th Feb '17 3:36:14 AM DivineFlame100
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A ultra-cool red dwarf star that's barely bigger than Jupiter and has high metallicity, which is very unusual for stars of this type because they practically border the line between brown dwarfs and Hydrogen-fusing stars, which are thought to contain no metals at all. Its lifespan is expected to last up to 5 trillion years, meaning that it will be around long after all of the stellar material for star formation has been used up.

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A An ultra-cool red dwarf star that's barely bigger than Jupiter and has high metallicity, which is very unusual for stars of this type because they practically border the line between brown dwarfs and Hydrogen-fusing stars, which are thought to contain no metals at all. Its lifespan is expected to last up to 5 trillion years, meaning that it will be around long after all of the stellar material for star formation has been used up.
26th Feb '17 3:33:31 AM DivineFlame100
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This star is notable because of the discovery of seven exoplanets around it in Febuary 2017, which are all earth-like in size and properties and contains one of the best chances of searching for extraterrestrial life. Three of the seven planets lie within range of the star's habitable zone, making habitability and colonization very likely. It should also be noted that all of the seven planets orbit the star closer than Mercury does too our Sun, and the planets orbit so close to each other that if you could view them from one of the planets, their surfaces would be clearly visible instead of just a small dot of reflected light, similar to our moon in the sky. If placed in our own Solar System, the '''entire''' TRAPPIST-1 system would occupy the space between the Sun and Mercury, and still have room to spare for more planets.

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This star is notable because of the discovery of seven exoplanets around it in Febuary 2017, which are all earth-like in size and properties and contains one of the best chances of searching for extraterrestrial life. Three of the seven planets lie within range of the star's habitable zone, making habitability and colonization very likely. It should also be noted that all of the seven planets orbit the star closer than Mercury does too our Sun, and the planets orbit so close to each other that if you could view them from one of the planets, their surfaces would be clearly visible in the sky on one of the planets instead of just a small dot of reflected light, similar to our moon Moon in the sky. If placed in our own Solar System, the '''entire''' TRAPPIST-1 system would occupy the space between the Sun and Mercury, and still have room to spare for more planets.
26th Feb '17 3:30:01 AM DivineFlame100
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This star is notable because of the discovery of seven exoplanets around it in Febuary 2017, which are all earth-like in size and properties and contains one of the best chances of searching for extraterrestrial life. Three of the seven planets lie within range of the star's habitable zone, making habitability and colonization very likely. It should also be noted that all of the seven planets orbit the star closer than Mercury does too our Sun, and the planets orbit so close to each other that if you could view them from one of the planets, they would appear similar to our moon in the sky instead of just a dot of reflected light. If placed in our own Solar System, the '''entire''' TRAPPIST-1 system would occupy the space between the Sun and Mercury, and still have room to spare for more planets.

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This star is notable because of the discovery of seven exoplanets around it in Febuary 2017, which are all earth-like in size and properties and contains one of the best chances of searching for extraterrestrial life. Three of the seven planets lie within range of the star's habitable zone, making habitability and colonization very likely. It should also be noted that all of the seven planets orbit the star closer than Mercury does too our Sun, and the planets orbit so close to each other that if you could view them from one of the planets, they their surfaces would appear be clearly visible instead of just a small dot of reflected light, similar to our moon in the sky instead of just a dot of reflected light.sky. If placed in our own Solar System, the '''entire''' TRAPPIST-1 system would occupy the space between the Sun and Mercury, and still have room to spare for more planets.
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