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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 »

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 ...and more »

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

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 »

Potentially habitable super-Earth is a prime target for atmospheric study - Astronomy Now Online

The study of alien worlds is entering its next phase as astronomers amass the best planets outside our Solar System to look for signs of life. A newly discovered “super-Earth” orbiting in the habitable zone of a nearby small star, has catapulted itself ...and more »

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

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 »

Exoplanet LHS 1140b may be most habitable yet found - Cosmos

Until this week, if you asked an astrobiologist to nominate the likeliest targets for life beyond our solar system the most common answers would have been Proxima b or the recently discovered TRAPPIST-1 system. Now, however, for at least some of the ...and more »

The five best exoplanets in the galaxy to check for alien life - New Scientist

By Leah Crane. There's another “Earth-like” world in our galaxy. Today, Jason Dittmann at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and his colleagues announced the discovery of LHS 1140b, a rocky, temperate super-Earth orbiting a small nearby ...and more »

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

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 »

Newly discovered exoplanet may be best candidate in search for signs of life - Phys.Org

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 and cooler than the Sun and, although LHS 1140b is ten ...and more »

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

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 »