I conceived the Project Orion II concept one decade, five years, three months, three weeks, and three days after I was born in the morning of Thursday, February 18, 1999. I was fifteen years old at the time that I first came up with Project Orion II, today I turn 29.
And nine days ago on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, the discovery of an Earth-sized planet around Alpha Centauri B has been confirmed, but that planet is so close to its star and too hot for life as we know it. However, Alpha Centauri Bb increases the likelyhood of other planets in the Alpha Centauri Star System. I found out about this today for my birthday, and this discovery is one of the best birthday presents that I could get. That is because it makes the nearest star system to us an even more likle candidate for being Project Orion II's interstellar destination. But I must wait for further date and hope that an Earth-like planet is found orbiting in the habitable zone (a.k.a. Goldiloks Zone) around at least one of those Alpha Centauri suns. If such a habitable planet is found in that star system, that will confirm 100% that Alpha Centauri is Project Orion II's interstellar destination. But until then, it is uncertain but stronger than before.
|One of my BEST Birthday Gifts: The Discovery of Alpha Centauir Bb|