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Newly found exoplanet might be the place yet to hunt for alien life - ZME Science;

Newly found exoplanet might be the place yet to hunt for alien life - ZME Science

ZME ScienceNewly found exoplanet might be the place yet to hunt for alien lifeZME ScienceThe last six months have never been more exciting for exoplanet hunting. First, the was the report of Proxima b — a rocky, Earth-like planet whose orbit around a star only 40 trillion kilometers away allows for liquid water to form on the surface ...and more »

A Newly Discovered 'Super Earth' May Provide Our Best Prospect Yet For Finding Life - UPROXX;

A Newly Discovered 'Super Earth' May Provide Our Best Prospect Yet For Finding Life - UPROXX

UPROXXA Newly Discovered 'Super Earth' May Provide Our Best Prospect Yet For Finding LifeUPROXXIn news that Democrats are sure to consider a fallback option in 2020, scientists have discovered a new “super-sized earth” that sits a mere 39 light years away from the planet we call home. Dubbed LHS 1140b, the newest find is thought to be roughly “6 ...and more »

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

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

CBC.caNewly discovered exoplanet best place to search for life, astronomers sayCBC.caAbout 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 rocky 'super-Earth' with the potential for liquid water is found 39 light-years away - Los Angeles Times;

A rocky 'super-Earth' with the potential for liquid water is found 39 light-years away - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesA rocky 'super-Earth' with the potential for liquid water is found 39 light-years awayLos Angeles TimesAstronomers say they've pinpointed a potentially habitable planet that might offer our best chance of characterizing an alien atmosphere in the near future. The planet LHS 1140 b, described in the journal Nature, provides a tempting target for ...and more »

'Super-Earth' is 'promising candidate' for life - Sky News;

'Super-Earth' is 'promising candidate' for life - Sky News

Sky News'Super-Earth' is 'promising candidate' for lifeSky NewsA US scientist says the discovery of "super-Earth" is "the most exciting exoplanet I've seen in the past decade". 19:05, UK, Wednesday 19 April 2017. Artist's impression of the newly discovered super-Earth passing in front of its host star. Image: An ...and more »

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

Super Earth 'is best place to look for signs of life'physicsworld.comAn 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 »

Exoplanet Discovery Arrives in Time for New Telescope Technology - Smithsonian;

Exoplanet Discovery Arrives in Time for New Telescope Technology - Smithsonian

SmithsonianExoplanet Discovery Arrives in Time for New Telescope TechnologySmithsonianHarvard-Smithsonian researchers have just announced the discovery of a large, close exoplanet revolving around a tiny star—one they say may be one of the best candidates for looking for potential life outside of our solar system. Unlike the discovery ...and more »

Super-Earth orbiting nearby star boosts search for extra-solar life - Geo News, Pakistan;

Super-Earth orbiting nearby star boosts search for extra-solar life - Geo News, Pakistan

Geo News, PakistanSuper-Earth orbiting nearby star boosts search for extra-solar lifeGeo News, PakistanPARIS: Astronomers on Wednesday announced the discovery of a "super-Earth" orbiting a nearby star which may offer the most promising target yet in the search for life beyond the Solar System. Named LHS 1140b, the planet orbits a star 40 light years ...and more »

Newfound Super-Earth Boosts Search for Alien Life - Scientific American;

Newfound Super-Earth Boosts Search for Alien Life - Scientific American

Scientific AmericanNewfound Super-Earth Boosts Search for Alien LifeScientific AmericanThis 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 and is shown passing in front of LHS 1140. Depicted in blue is the ...and more »

Newfound planet is the best place in search for alien life - Vanguard Daily;

Newfound planet is the best place in search for alien life - Vanguard Daily

Vanguard DailyNewfound planet is the best place in search for alien lifeVanguard DailyThe alien world known as LHS 1140b is a rocky version of Earth, adequately dubbed “super-Earth” and is 39 light years away. The planets orbits in the so-called habitable zone of its parent star which means it may contain liquid water. Among the several ...and more »

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 »

This is our best hope yet in the search for alien life - New York Post;

This is our best hope yet in the search for alien life - New York Post

New York PostThis is our best hope yet in the search for alien lifeNew York PostAstronomers have discovered another planet with the potential for life — this one a “super-Earth” and the leading contender in our intergalactic search for aliens. “This is the most exciting exoplanet I've seen in the past decade,” Jason Dittmann ...and more »

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

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

New York TimesA New Exoplanet May Be Most Promising Yet in Search for 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 »

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 »

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

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

The SunStargazers say newly discovered 'second Earth' LHS 1140b could be home to alien lifeformsThe SunA 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 ...and more »

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

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

The WirePotentially Habitable Exoplanet Found Close Enough for Us to Study Its Atmosphere SoonThe WireA 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. Bengaluru: A super-Earth has been discovered ...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 »

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

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

CU Boulder TodayPotentially habitable 'super-Earth' is prime target for atmospheric studyCU Boulder TodayAn 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 ...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 »

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

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

Wired.co.ukWorried about gigantic asteroids hurtling towards Earth? There's a graph for thatWired.co.ukThis is the one! Super-Earth 40 light years away is our 'best chance of finding alien life yet'. Exoplanets; 32 minutes ago. Register to vote online for the 2017 general election. Register to vote online for the 2017 general election. Voting; 4 hours ...and more »