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

Scientists 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 ...

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

Date: 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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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' ...

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 ...

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 ...

TRAPPIST-1 Has Some Serious New Competition For Best Place to Find Aliens - Gizmodo

It 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 ...

This rocky 'super-Earth' planet may be in just the right spot for hosting life - The Verge

In 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 ...

Astronomers Have Discovered Yet Another Planet Around a Nearby Star - The Atlantic

Like ​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 ...

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

Thiam-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.

Earth Day Fair to be held April 20 - The Wichitan

Mnemonics 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 ...