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 ...

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

Astronomers 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 ...

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

A 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 ...

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 ...

Exoplanet Discovery Arrives in Time for New Telescope Technology - Smithsonian

Harvard-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 ...

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

PARIS: 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 ...

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

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 is shown passing in front of LHS 1140. Depicted in blue is the ...

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

The 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 ...

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' ...

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

Astronomers 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 ...

A New Exoplanet May Be Most Promising Yet in Search for 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 ...

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 ...

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. Bengaluru: A super-Earth has been discovered ...

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 ...

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; 32 minutes ago. Register to vote online for the 2017 general election. Register to vote online for the 2017 general election. Voting; 4 hours ...

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 ...