Earth-like planet offers new hope in hunt for alien life - The Times (subscription)

An artist's impression of the LHS 1140b planet passing in front of its host starM. Weiss/PA. The newfound planet in the Sea Monster constellation is huddled so close to its feeble star that its years last only 25 of our days. With about half the warmth ...

"Super-Earth" offers chance for life outside solar system - 14 News WFIE Evansville

Artist's conception of the newly discovered exoplanet orbiting a red dwarf 39 light years from home. (Source: AP/M. Weiss). The Trappist-1 System has seven rocky planets about the size of Earth circling. NASA scientists announced its discovery earlier ...

What Makes Super-Earth LHS 1140b Possibly The Best Place to Search for Signs of Life? - News Ledge

Another day, another exoplanet hailed as a good place to look for signs of life. In fact, the ESO press release suggests LHS 1140b “may be the new holder of the title 'best place to look for signs of life beyond the Solar System.'” Let's take a look ...

Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life - Stuff.co.nz

Astronomers have found yet another planet that seems to have just the right Goldilocks combination for life: Not so hot and not so cold. It's not so far away, either. This new, big, dense planet is rocky, like Earth, and has the right temperatures for ...

Astronomers discover a 'super-Earth' exoplanet that might be habitable - The Week Magazine

Just months after spotting seven Earth-sized exoplanets that could support life, scientists have discovered another potentially habitable planet. In a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature, researchers unveiled LHS 1140b, a "super-Earth ...

A rocky 'super-Earth' with potential for liquid water is found 39 light-years away - The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

This artist's impression shows the exoplanet LHS 1140b, which orbits a red dwarf star 39 light-years from the sun. This world is a little larger and much more massive than Earth and has likely retained most of its atmosphere. (ESO/spaceengine.org). By ...

'Super-Earth' orbiting nearby star boosts search for extra-solar life - Yahoo News

An artist impression released by the European Southern Observatory on April 19, 2017 shows a planet named LHS 1140 located in the liquid water habitable zone surrounding its host star (AFP Photo/M. WEISS). More. Paris (AFP) - Astronomers on ...

'Super-Earth' may be best bet for life - NEWS.com.au

A newly discovered "super-Earth" 39 light years away could be the best candidate yet for a world beyond the solar system that harbours life. The planet circles the faint dwarf star LHS 1140 in the constellation Cetus and lies at the heart of the ...

Newly-discovered exoplanet could be best clue to life out there - euronews

A newly-discovered exoplanet could be the most promising sign yet in the search for life beyond Earth, astronomers say. The planet, which has been named LHS 1140b, is orbiting a red dwarf star some 40 light years away from our planet. Astronomers are ...

Welcome to LHS 1140b: A Super-Earth in the Habitable Zone - Sky & Telescope

The MEarth exoplanet survey has nabbed a rocky super-Earth transiting its host star just 41 light-years away from Earth. Artist's concept of super-Earth LHS 1140b orbiting red dwarf star. An artist's impression of exoplanet LHS 1140 orbiting a red ...

Newly discovered 'super-Earth' may be the 'most exciting exoplanet' - WLS

(CNN) – Over the last year, researchers have found nearby exoplanets that could potentially support life, like Proxima b and the seven TRAPPIST-1 planets. Now, a “super-Earth” has been found 39 light-years away, according to new research in the journal ...

Astronomers discover 'Super-Earth' planet that could support life - New York Daily News

Astronomers have discovered another planet that could support life, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. It's the fifth such life-possible planet outside our solar system revealed in less than a year. This new planet is rocky ...

Newly discovered exoplanet may be the best place to search for extraterrestrial life - Inhabitat

Today researchers at Harvard-Smithsonian made an exciting announcement: a newly discovered planet may be the best candidate yet for finding life outside of our solar system. Earlier this year, scientists identified seven planets orbiting a star that ...

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In this artist tendering provided by M. Weiss Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, a newly-discovered rocky exoplanet, LHS 1140b. This planet is located in the liquid water habitable zone surrounding its host star, a small, faint red star named ...

Astronomers Say This Distant 'Super-Earth' Might Just Be Habitable - Seeker

A recently found exoplanet has astronomers thinking that it may be the best place to look for signs of life beyond our solar system. By Nancy Atkinson. April 19, 2017. 3:17 PM EDT. Share on Facebook · Tweet this article · Email. Move over, TRAPPIST-1 ...

A Planet Like Earth: Astronomers Find Nearby Exoplanet That Could Host Alien Life - International Business Times

There might be another Earth out there, and its name is LHS 1140b. It's not too catchy, but it could be the best candidate for finding alien life in our galactic neighborhood in the reasonable future. According to Harvard's MEarth Project, which ...

New super-sized Earth may be close enough to detect signs of life - KHOU

Scientists have found a planet the size of a jumbo Earth circling a nearby star, meaning it is one of the handful of worlds where astronomers' sensors might be powerful enough to detect signs of life. The new planet, known as LHS 1140b, receives enough ...

'Super-Earth': New planet is 'best candidate' to support life beyond solar system - Heart

Scientists searching for evidence of life beyond Earth say a newly discovered planet could be the most promising candidate they have found so far. The so-called "super-Earth" is 39 light years away, outside the solar system, and, like Earth, thought to ...

Newly discovered planet appears to have right combination to support life, astronomers say - Globalnews.ca

An artist's impression shows the exoplanet LHS 1140b, which orbits a red dwarf star 40 light-years from Earth. ESO/spaceengine.org. What is this? Sponsored content is written by Global News' editorial staff without any editorial influence by the sponsor.

Super Earth 'is best place to look for signs of life' - physicsworld.com

An exoplanet orbiting a nearby red-dwarf star may be the "best place to look for signs of life beyond the solar system”, according to the team of astronomers that has discovered the rocky world. The exoplanet is called LHS 1140b and is located just 39 ...