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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': New planet is 'best candidate' to support life beyond solar system - Juice Brighton;

'Super-Earth': New planet is 'best candidate' to support life beyond solar system - Juice Brighton

Juice Brighton'Super-Earth': New planet is 'best candidate' to support life beyond solar systemJuice BrightonScientists searching for evidence of life beyond Earth say a newly discovered planet could be the most promising candidate they have found so far. The so-called "super-Earth" is 39 light years away, outside the solar system, and, like Earth, thought to ...and more »

Transiting rocky super-Earth found in habitable zone of quiet red dwarf star - Science Daily;

Transiting rocky super-Earth found in habitable zone of quiet red dwarf star - Science Daily

Science DailyTransiting rocky super-Earth found in habitable zone of quiet red dwarf starScience DailyDate: April 19, 2017; Source: ESO; Summary: An exoplanet orbiting a red dwarf star 40 light-years from Earth may be the new holder of the title 'best place to look for signs of life beyond the solar system.' Using ESO's HARPS instrument, and other ...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 »

New super-sized Earth may be close enough to detect signs of life - 9NEWS.com;

New super-sized Earth may be close enough to detect signs of life - 9NEWS.com

9NEWS.comNew super-sized Earth may be close enough to detect signs of life9NEWS.comScientists 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Local astronomer Thiam-Guan Tan finds new planet from his backyard - The West Australian;

Local astronomer Thiam-Guan Tan finds new planet from his backyard - The West Australian

The West AustralianLocal astronomer Thiam-Guan Tan finds new planet from his backyardThe West AustralianThiam-Guan Tan has helped find a new planet with his telescope in Mt Claremont. Picture: Megan Powell. An amateur astronomer with an observatory in the backyard of his Mt Claremont home has helped discover a distant planet that could support life.and more »

Earth Day Fair to be held April 20 - The Wichitan

Earth Day Fair to be held April 20The WichitanMnemonics are often used to learn the planets of the solar system in order. One common mnemonic used is, My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming Planets. This article is focused on the word “easy” — for planet Earth. The Environmental Student ...and more »