Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life - The News Tribune

Astronomers have found yet another planet that seems to have just the right combination to support life. This new big planet is rocky, like Earth. It's not so hot and not so cold. And it's not so far away, either. Harvard astronomer David Charbonneau ...

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

A newly discovered planet sitting in a solar system just 39 light years away has been dubbed one of the best targets for finding alien life. The exoplanet, LHS 1140b, is believed to be a rocky “super-Earth” and astronomers say it sits right in the ...

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

The 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' ...

Latest planet discovery is our best hope yet in search for alien life - New York Post

Astronomers have discovered another planet with the potential for life — a “super-Earth” — that is now considered the leading contender in our intergalactic search for aliens. “This is the most exciting exoplanet I've seen in the past decade,” Jason ...

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 ...

Stargazers say newly discovered 'second Earth' LHS 1140b could be home to alien lifeforms - The Sun

A NEWLY discovered exoplanet is our best bet in the search for alien life, scientists believe. Dwarf planet LHS 1140b is larger than Earth, is orbiting a star 40 light years away from us and has an atmosphere which could make it habitable. The planet ...

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

An 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 ...

Potentially Habitable Exoplanet Found Close Enough for Us to Study Its Atmosphere Soon - The Wire

A planet's atmosphere is what we need to be studying the most if and when we're looking for signs of life. An artist's impression of the newly discovered rocky exoplanet, LHS 1140b. Credit: M. Weiss/CfA. Earth: A super-Earth has been discovered ...

Potentially habitable 'super-Earth' is prime target for atmospheric study - CU Boulder Today

An artist's impression of the 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 LHS 1140. The planet weighs about 6.6 times the mass of Earth ...

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

For 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 ...

Worried about gigantic asteroids hurtling towards Earth? There's a graph for that - Wired.co.uk

This is the one! Super-Earth 40 light years away is our 'best chance of finding alien life yet'. Exoplanets; 11 minutes ago. Register to vote online for the 2017 general election. Register to vote online for the 2017 general election. Voting; 3 hours ...

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

This 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 ...

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

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, say scientists. The planet circles the faint dwarf star LHS 1140 in the constellation Cetus and lies at the ...

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 ...

Scientists Just Discovered an Alien Planet That's The Best Candidate for Life As We Know It - Futurism

Scientists 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.

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

A 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 ...

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

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 star. Most of the ...

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

In 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 ...

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

Like ​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 ...

Backyard stargazer finds the next Earth - The Australian

An 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 ...