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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 ...and more »

Newly discovered exoplanet may be best candidate in search for signs of life - 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 ...and more »

A temperate rocky super-Earth transiting a nearby cool star - Nature.com

M dwarf stars, which have masses less than 60 per cent that of the Sun, make up 75 per cent of the population of the stars in the Galaxy. The atmospheres of orbiting Earth-sized planets are observationally accessible via transmission spectroscopy when ...and more »

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 ...and more »

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 ...and more »

This is the one! Super-Earth 40 light years away is our 'best chance of finding alien life yet' - Wired.co.uk

A newly discovered exoplanet is causing excitement among astronomers as it has the potential to give us the best opportunity ever to find alien life. Advertisement. The 'super-Earth', which is around 1.4 times the size of Earth but seven times its mass ...and more »

A New Exoplanet May Be Most Promising Yet in Search for Life - New York Times

A prime planet listing has just appeared on the cosmic real estate market, possibly the most promising place yet to search for signs of life beyond the solar system, the astronomers who discovered it say. It is a rocky orb about one and a half times ...and more »

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 ...and more »

The five best exoplanets in the galaxy to check for alien life - New Scientist

There'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 »

Super-Earth discovered in 'Goldilocks zone' may be just right for life - ABC Online

A newly discovered alien planet orbiting a nearby small star could be one of the best places to look for life beyond our solar system. An international team of astronomers discovered a "super-Earth" planet dubbed LHS1140b, orbiting a red dwarf star ...and more »