Potentially Balmy Super-Earth Is a Tempting Case Study in Habitability
An international team of scientists has announced the discovery of a new "super-Earth" exoplanet that could represent our best chance of finding life outside of our solar system. The planet is in orbit around a dim red dwarf called LHS 1140, which is located a mere 40 light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Cetus - in astronomical terms, that's pretty close... Continue Reading Newfound super-Earth represents an excellent hunting spot for E.T. Category: Space Tags: Atmosphere ESO Exoplanet Life Super-Earth Related Articles: Colossal solar storms may have made ancient Earth habitable Scientists are using data from a fallen satellite to improve orbital decay predictions Solar winds are stealing the Martian atmosphere NASA makes the case for space-based atmospheric CO2-detecting
A new, nearby exoplanet could be just the boilerplate needed to find out if life could exist in untold numbers of star systems. The planet, LHS 1140b, is 39 light years away. It orbits a small ...
Thu 20 Apr 17 from Discover Magazine
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An international team of scientists has announced the discovery of a new "super-Earth" exoplanet that could represent our best chance of finding life outside of our solar system. The ...
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The newly discovered super-Earth LHS 1140b orbits in the habitable zone around a faint red dwarf star named LHS 1140, in the constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster). Red dwarfs are much smaller ...
Wed 19 Apr 17 from Phys.org
Astronomers have confirmed a star 39 light years away plays host to a planet that is much more Earth-like than any we've been able to spot in the past. The post Newly Discovered Earth-Like ...
Thu 20 Apr 17 from Extremetech
Scientists are finding potentially life-bearing planets at a surprisingly high rate, but the latest may be more tantalizing than most. A research team has discovered LHS 1140b, a temperate ...
Wed 19 Apr 17 from Engadget
Credit: M. Weiss/CfAMove over, TRAPPIST-1 and Proxima Centauri b. A recently found exoplanet has astronomers even more excited, as it appears that this new world might be the ...
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