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Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life - Chron.com;

Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life - Chron.com

Chron.comAnother nearby planet found that may be just right for lifeChron.comWASHINGTON (AP) — Astronomers have found yet another planet that seems to have just the right Goldilocks combination for life: Not so hot and not so cold. It's not so far away, either. This new, big, dense planet is rocky, like Earth, and has the ...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 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 »

Planet may offer 'chance of finding life beyond earth' - RTE.ie;

Planet may offer 'chance of finding life beyond earth' - RTE.ie

RTE.iePlanet may offer 'chance of finding life beyond earth'RTE.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 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 »

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 »

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 »

Distant exoplanet the 'best candidate' for alien life, research claims - Mirror.co.uk;

Distant exoplanet the 'best candidate' for alien life, research claims - Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.ukDistant exoplanet the 'best candidate' for alien life, research claimsMirror.co.ukA newly discovered planet 40 light years from Earth may be the "best candidate" in the search for alien life, according to new research. LHS 1140b orbits in the habitable zone around a faint red dwarf star named LHS 1140, in the constellation of Cetus ...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 »