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Newly discovered exoplanet best place to search for life, astronomers say - CBC.ca

About 40 light-years from Earth, a small but massive rocky world orbits a cool, red star. It's here, researchers say, where we might find the best chance in our search for life. The planet is LHS 1140b — a "super-Earth" only about 1.4 times the size ...and more »

A New Exoplanet May Be Most Promising Yet in Search for Life - New York Times

A prime planet listing has just appeared on the cosmic real estate market, possibly the most promising place yet to search for signs of life beyond the solar system, the astronomers who discovered it say. It is a rocky orb about one and a half times ...and more »

Newfound Alien Planet Is Best Place Yet to Search for Life - Space.com

A newly discovered planet around a distant star may jump to the top of the list of places where scientists should go looking for alien life. The alien world known as LHS 1140b is rocky, like Earth. It is only 40 light-years away from our solar system ...and more »

Newly discovered exoplanet may be best candidate in search for signs of life - Science Daily

Date: April 19, 2017; Source: ESO; Summary: An exoplanet orbiting a red dwarf star 40 light-years from Earth may be the new holder of the title 'best place to look for signs of life beyond the solar system.' Using ESO's HARPS instrument, and other ...and more »

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

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 ...and more »

This is the one! Super-Earth 40 light years away is our 'best chance of finding alien life yet' - Wired.co.uk

A newly discovered exoplanet is causing excitement among astronomers as it has the potential to give us the best opportunity ever to find alien life. The 'super-Earth', which is around 1.4 times the size of Earth but seven times its mass, is rocky ...and more »

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 ...and more »

Promising discovery in search for extra-terrestrial life - swissinfo.ch

A team of international astronomers, including those in Switzerland, have discovered a rocky exoplanet in a habitable zone of a faint red dwarf star. The super-Earth LHS 1140 is in the constellation of Cetus about 40 light-years from Earth, according ...and more »

New contender in hunt for alien life discovered by astronomers - The Guardian

An artist's impression of exoplanet LHS 1140b, described by Jason Dittmann at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics as the most exciting he had seen in 10 years. Photograph: ESO/spaceengine.org. A rocky planet that orbits a red dwarf star has ...and more »

New Super-Earth May Be Best Yet for Finding Signs of Life - National Geographic

The potentially habitable world is close enough that existing telescopes could look for an atmosphere and sniff for traces of extraterrestrials. Picture of planet orbiting alien sun. View Images. An illustration shows the newly discovered planet LHS ...and more »