Greg Laughlin

University of California, Santa Cruz

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Chair of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz and blogger at oklo.org

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The blockbuster film  Avatar  featured a planet imagined to be circling Alpha Centauri B, the star closest to our sun.

Earth-Sized Planet Found in Alpha Centauri System

The blockbuster film Avatar featured a planet imagined to be circling Alpha Centauri B, the star closest to our sun.

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