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We will discuss what being in the "Goldilocks zone" means, and why Proxima b has the potential for supporting life with the Director of the Carl Sagan Institute, as well as the American member of the ESO team responsible for it's discovery.
If you have any questions for either of them, let us know in the comments below, and we will ask them during the show.
Starting in just one hour, 8PM EST, http://buff.ly/2bCIUTp
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This discovery of Proxima b will be the beginning of extensive further research, while the Alpha Centauri system, Proxima Centauri's sister stars, will be the target of humankind’s first attempt to travel to another star system, with the StarShot project.
We will have live views of the system during our livestream, Tonight at 8PM EST: http://buff.ly/2bIQP4S
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Just over four light-years from Earth is the faint red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, our closest neighbor. Recently discovered by the ESO orbiting that star is the potentially habitable Proxima b.
We will explore this new world with one of the ESO researchers who discoverd it, Friday at 8PM EST: http://buff.ly/2biNUfq
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Slooh members have been observing Proxima Centauri since we opened our Southern Hemisphere observatory in Chile in 2007. They've been imaging the star every night since the story started to break last week.
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That looks like an exciting night with the old 8" Newtonian.
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Today marks the 50th anniversary of the first "Earthrise" image, taken by NASA's Lunar Orbiter 1.
Here is that historic image, next to an image of the Wanning Gibbous Moon taken by one of our users this morning.
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Saw it for the first time 50 years ago. In the interim we have seen every other planet in the system up close.
"Children now hidden in our loins will one day stand upon the Earth as one would stand up on a stepping stool, and with laughter reach out amidst the stars." - H.G. Wells
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Slooh's Antarctic correspondent Christian just sent us this picture he took from the South Pole last month.
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It's #NationalDogDay but we are smitten with this Cat's Paw Nebula, taken this morning from our telescope in Chile
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Today for the first time we had two Solar telescopes operating at the same time - the Slooh Solar Telescope in the Canary Islands, and Slooh partner Prescott Observatory in Arizona. Both provided special H-Alpha views, with the Slooh observatory using a high-frame-rate color camera and Prescott using a grey-scale camera.
Slooh members can view our Solar scopes daily at http://buff.ly/2bSlZnA
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+Slooh how often do you get images of the Sun like this? It would make for an interesting PC/laptop wallpaper in my opinion. Seeing the sunspots as they move around the Sun and the Solar Flares at intervals.
I use a script (not written by me, https://gist.github.com/MichaelPote/92fa6e65eacf26219022) to change my wallpaper every 10 mins with images taken from the Japanese Weather Sat Himawari. It would be interesting to be able to use this script to scrape images of the sun from your images.
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Pluto hasn't been a planet in a decade, but our users are still taking pictures of it. These are from this morning.
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Don't blink or you'll miss it ☺
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Today the ESO announced their discovery of a potentially habitable planet orbiting our closest neighboring star, Proxima Centauri.
We recently explored exo-planets and their ability to harbor life, you can watch the highlights from that broadcast here, in our Slooh Motion.
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We are exactly one year away from a total solar eclipse. Where will you be when the light goes out?
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not that far from my home, yippee!
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Look at the detail on those craters! A Slooh member took this using our telescopes last year. Signing up is easy and free for the first month! #WorldPhotoDay
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Slooh connects humanity through communal exploration of the universe. We gather people around live telescopes to see space for themselves and share their diverse perspectives. We are Space for Everyone.

Since 2003, Slooh has enabled people to explore the universe together through its global network of telescopes. Slooh’s automated observatories develop celestial images in real-time for broadcast to the Internet. Slooh members have taken over 4m photos/150,000 FITS of over 50,000 celestial objects, participated in numerous discoveries with leading astronomical institutions and made over 3,000 submissions to the Minor Planet Center. Slooh’s flagship observatories are situated on Mt. Teide, in partnership with the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC), and in Chile, in partnership with the Catholic University. Slooh has also broadcast live celestial events from partner observatories in Arizona, Japan, Hawaii, Cypress, Dubai, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Norway and many more. Slooh’s free live broadcasts of potentially hazardous asteroids (PHAs), comets, transits, eclipses, solar activity etc. feature narration by astronomy experts Paul Cox and Bob Berman and are syndicated to media outlets worldwide. Slooh signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA in March 2014 to “Bring the Universe to Everyone and Help Protect Earth, Too.”