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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 »

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

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

New York PostLatest planet discovery is our best hope yet in search for alien lifeNew York PostAstronomers 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 ...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 »

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 »

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. Earth: A super-Earth has been discovered ...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; 11 minutes ago. Register to vote online for the 2017 general election. Register to vote online for the 2017 general election. Voting; 3 hours ...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 Just Discovered an Alien Planet That's The Best Candidate for Life As We Know It - Futurism;

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

FuturismScientists Just Discovered an Alien Planet That's The 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 »

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 »

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 »