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Planet Hunters Find Another 'Earthy' Planet in Our Galactic Neighborhood - Voice of America;

Planet Hunters Find Another 'Earthy' Planet in Our Galactic Neighborhood - Voice of America

Voice of AmericaPlanet Hunters Find Another 'Earthy' Planet in Our Galactic NeighborhoodVoice of AmericaThe hits, they just keep coming! News was made in February when astronomers found seven potential earth-like planets orbiting the red dwarf star Trappist-1. Wednesday, another red dwarf star is making headlines with the announcement of a 'super earth' ...and more »

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

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

Space.comNewfound Alien Planet Is Best Place Yet to Search for LifeSpace.comA 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 »

A New Exoplanet May Be the Most Promising Yet in Search for Signs of Life - New York Times;

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

New York TimesA New Exoplanet May Be the Most Promising Yet in Search for Signs of LifeNew York TimesAn artist's impression of the newly discovered rocky exoplanet. The exoplanet is close enough that astronomers are hopeful that with the next generation of big telescopes, they will be able to probe its atmosphere for signs of water or other evidence ...and more »

Newly discovered exoplanet LHS 1140b could host alien life - Daily Mail;

Newly discovered exoplanet LHS 1140b could host alien life - Daily Mail

Daily MailNewly discovered exoplanet LHS 1140b could host alien lifeDaily MailFor alien life to exist on a planet, it must have liquid surface water and retain an atmosphere. When red dwarf stars are young, they are known to emit radiation that can be damaging for the atmospheres of the planets that orbit them. In this case, the ...and more »

Newly discovered planet 'may offer best chance of finding life beyond Earth' - BreakingNews.ie;

Newly discovered planet 'may offer best chance of finding life beyond Earth' - BreakingNews.ie

BreakingNews.ieNewly discovered planet 'may offer best chance of finding life beyond Earth'BreakingNews.ieA newly discovered "super-Earth" 39 light years away could be the best candidate yet for a world beyond the solar system that harbours life, say scientists. The planet circles the faint dwarf star LHS 1140 in the constellation Cetus and lies at the ...and more »

Newfound exoplanet the latest hot place to look for aliens - CNET;

Newfound exoplanet the latest hot place to look for aliens - CNET

CNETNewfound exoplanet the latest hot place to look for aliensCNETThis planet is located in the liquid water habitable zone surrounding its host, a small, faint red star named LHS 1140. M. Weiss/CfA. Exoplanet discoveries in the past decade have made it clear there are plenty of other solar systems, but in the last ...and more »

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

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

USA TODAYNew super-sized Earth may be close enough to detect signs of lifeUSA TODAYScientists 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 »

Scientists discover new planet that could be most likely place to find aliens ever identified - The Independent;

Scientists discover new planet that could be most likely place to find aliens ever identified - The Independent

The IndependentScientists discover new planet that could be most likely place to find aliens ever identifiedThe IndependentA newly-found planet is the best ever place to find aliens, scientists have announced. The super-Earth named LHS1140b is the "most exciting exoplanet" seen in years and humanity could "hardly hope for a better target" to find aliens, according to the ...and more »

TRAPPIST-1 Has Some Serious New Competition For Best Place to Find Aliens - Gizmodo;

TRAPPIST-1 Has Some Serious New Competition For Best Place to Find Aliens - Gizmodo

GizmodoTRAPPIST-1 Has Some Serious New Competition For Best Place to Find AliensGizmodoIt seems like every week, there's a new contender for Coolest Planet Where There Are Definitely Aliens. For those of us who want to believe, this is an emotionally exhausting cycle, as we're built up and let down time and again. At the risk of fucking ...and more »

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

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

New ScientistThe five best exoplanets in the galaxy to check for alien lifeNew ScientistThere'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 star. Most of the ...and more »

This rocky 'super-Earth' planet may be in just the right spot for hosting life - The Verge;

This rocky 'super-Earth' planet may be in just the right spot for hosting life - The Verge

The VergeThis rocky 'super-Earth' planet may be in just the right spot for hosting lifeThe VergeIn a rare find, a rocky “super-Earth” planet has been located orbiting around a cool dwarf star — and it's just a mere 39 light years away. The world gets its “super” nickname because it's a bit bigger and slightly more massive than our own planet ...and more »

Scientists Discover Planet Which Could Be Our Best Bet at Finding Alien Life - Newsweek;

Scientists Discover Planet Which Could Be Our Best Bet at Finding Alien Life - Newsweek

NewsweekScientists Discover Planet Which Could Be Our Best Bet at Finding Alien LifeNewsweekLHS 1140b Artist's impression of the newly discovered rocky exoplanet, LHS 1140b. Image shows the planet passing in front of its host star. M. Weiss/CfA. Tech & Science exoplanet alien life super earth. A newly discovered planet sitting in a solar ...and more »

Astronomers Have Discovered Yet Another Planet Around a Nearby Star - The Atlantic;

Astronomers Have Discovered Yet Another Planet Around a Nearby Star - The Atlantic

The AtlanticAstronomers Have Discovered Yet Another Planet Around a Nearby StarThe AtlanticLike ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. For more than three years, the MEarth-South observatory, a cluster of telescopes in Chile, has stared at distant stars in the night sky, waiting for a hint of ...and more »

Backyard stargazer finds the next Earth - The Australian;

Backyard stargazer finds the next Earth - The Australian

The AustralianBackyard stargazer finds the next EarthThe AustralianAn amateur Australian astronomer has boosted the chances of discovering interstellar life, after he helped find a “super-Earth” from his Perth backyard. The find takes to 26 the number of distant planets he has helped discover. Retired engineer TG Tan ...and more »

A Newly Discovered “Super-Earth” Is Our Best Candidate for Life as We Know It - Futurism;

A Newly Discovered “Super-Earth” Is Our Best Candidate for Life as We Know It - Futurism

FuturismA Newly Discovered “Super-Earth” Is Our Best Candidate for Life as We Know ItFuturismScientists have located an exoplanet that's the best candidate for life as we know it. They believe it may prove to be an even more important target for the future characterization of planets in the habitable zone than Proxima b or TRAPPIST-1.and more »

This New Super-Earth is the Best Hope for Finding Alien Life - Inverse;

This New Super-Earth is the Best Hope for Finding Alien Life - Inverse

InverseThis New Super-Earth is the Best Hope for Finding Alien LifeInverseThe list of planets that could be home to alien lifeforms just keeps getting longer and more exciting. A new study published in Nature on Wednesday reports on a “super-Earth” exoplanet found 40 light-years away, orbiting a faint red dwarf star called ...and more »

'Super-Earth' found 40 light years away is best chance of finding life outside Solar System, say scientists - Telegraph.co.uk;

'Super-Earth' found 40 light years away is best chance of finding life outside Solar System, say scientists - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk'Super-Earth' found 40 light years away is best chance of finding life outside Solar System, say scientistsTelegraph.co.ukPoint a high-powered telescope at the constellation Cetus, the sea monster, and it is just possible to make out a dim red dwarf star shining in the tail. Although it might seem unspectacular, orbiting around that star is a rocky planet that could hold ...and more »

'Habitable' mystery planet found 39 light years away - Herald Sun;

'Habitable' mystery planet found 39 light years away - Herald Sun

Herald Sun'Habitable' mystery planet found 39 light years awayHerald SunA MYSTERY planet has been found orbiting a star in a so-called liquid-water “habitable zone” 39 light years away. INSIDE VIRGIN GALACTIC'S SPACE HQ. The newly identified temperate and rocky planet, called LHS 1140b, with a radius 1.4 times that of ...and more »

LHS 1140b: Potentially Habitable Super-Earth Found Orbiting Nearby Red Dwarf - Sci-News.com;

LHS 1140b: Potentially Habitable Super-Earth Found Orbiting Nearby Red Dwarf - Sci-News.com

Sci-News.comLHS 1140b: Potentially Habitable Super-Earth Found Orbiting Nearby Red DwarfSci-News.comAstronomers have discovered a 'super-Earth' exoplanet in the habitable zone of LHS 1140, a small, cool star in the constellation of Cetus, approximately 39 light-years away from Earth. The discovery is being published in the April 20, 2017 issue of the ...and more »

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

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

The GuardianNew contender in hunt for alien life discovered by astronomersThe GuardianAn artist's impression of exoplanet LHS 1140b, described by Jason Ditton at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics as the most exciting he had seen in 10 years. Photograph: ESO/spaceengine.org. Astronomy ...and more »