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New super-sized Earth may be close enough to detect signs of life - USA TODAY

Scientists have found a planet the size of a jumbo Earth circling a nearby star. USA TODAY. 636281277404528616-cfa-007-exoplanet-starH.jpg. An artist's impression of the newly-discovered rocky exoplanet, LHS 1140b that is located in the liquid water ...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 »

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 »

Newfound Alien Planet Is Best Place Yet to Search for Life -

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 »

Exoplanet LHS 1140b may be most habitable yet found - Cosmos

A “rocky super-Earth” orbiting a cool nearby star may hold conditions suitable for life, writes Andrew Masterson. Share. Tweet. An artist's impression of “rocky super-Earth” LHS 1140b and its red dwarf host star. M. Weiss/CfA. Until this week, if you ...and more »

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

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. The 'super-Earth', which is around 1.4 times the size of Earth but seven times its mass, is rocky ...and more »

New contender in hunt for alien life discovered by astronomers - The Guardian

An artist's impression of exoplanet LHS 1140b, described by Jason Dittmann at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics as the most exciting he had seen in 10 years. Photograph: ESO/ A rocky planet that orbits a red dwarf star has ...and more »

Newly discovered exoplanet best place to search for life, astronomers say -

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 »

Welcome to LHS 1140b: A Super-Earth in the Habitable Zone - Sky & Telescope

The MEarth exoplanet survey has nabbed a rocky super-Earth transiting its host star just 41 light-years away from Earth. Artist's concept of super-Earth LHS 1140b orbiting red dwarf star. An artist's impression of exoplanet LHS 1140 orbiting a red ...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 »