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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 discover new planet that could be most likely place to find aliens ever identified - The Independent;

Scientists discover new planet that could be most likely place to find aliens ever identified - The Independent

The IndependentScientists discover new planet that could be most likely place to find aliens ever identifiedThe IndependentA newly-found planet is the best ever place to find aliens, scientists have announced. The super-Earth named LHS1140b is the "most exciting exoplanet" seen in years and humanity could "hardly hope for a better target" to find aliens, according to 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 »

Newly discovered exoplanet could host alien life - Daily Mail;

Newly discovered exoplanet could host alien life - Daily Mail

Daily MailNewly discovered exoplanet could host alien lifeDaily MailA temperate, rocky 'super-Earth' planet has been discovered transiting in front of a small star located about 39 light years away from Earth. The planet is around 1.4 times the size of Earth but is more than seven times heavier, suggesting it is ...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.ukThe planet is located in the liquid water habitable zone surrounding its host star, Credit: M. Weiss/CfA. Sarah Knapton, Science Editor. 19 April 2017 • 6:00pm. Point a high-powered telescope at the constellation Cetus, the sea monster, and it is just ...and more »

'Habitable' mystery planet found 39 light years away - Herald Sun;

'Habitable' mystery planet found 39 light years away - Herald Sun

Herald Sun'Habitable' mystery planet found 39 light years awayHerald SunA MYSTERY planet has been found orbiting a star in a so-called liquid-water “habitable zone” 39 light years away. INSIDE VIRGIN GALACTIC'S SPACE HQ. The newly identified temperate and rocky planet, called LHS 1140b, with a radius 1.4 times that of ...and more »

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

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

The GuardianNew contender in hunt for alien life discovered by astronomersThe GuardianAn artist's impression of exoplanet LHS 1140b, described by Jason Ditton at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics as the most exciting he had seen in 10 years. Photograph: ESO/spaceengine.org. Astronomy ...and more »

Newfound super-Earth represents an excellent hunting spot for E.T. - New Atlas;

Newfound super-Earth represents an excellent hunting spot for E.T. - New Atlas

New AtlasNewfound super-Earth represents an excellent hunting spot for E.T.New AtlasAn international team of scientists has announced the discovery of a new "super-Earth" exoplanet (a planet with more mass than Earth, but not quite as big as our gas giants) that could represent our best chance of finding life outside of our solar system.and more »

New rocky planet discovered 39 light years away from our Sun lies in

New rocky planet discovered 39 light years away from our Sun lies in "habitable zone" - International Business Times UK

International Business Times UKNew rocky planet discovered 39 light years away from our Sun lies in "habitable zone"International Business Times UKA rocky super-Earth exoplanet has been found orbiting a nearby M dwarf star, 39 light years away from our Sun, scientists have announced. They have called it LHS 1140b and said that it probably formed in its current location in a similar way to our planet.and more »

Newly discovered exoplanet may be best candidate in search for signs of life - Phys.Org;

Newly discovered exoplanet may be best candidate in search for signs of life - Phys.Org

Phys.OrgNewly discovered exoplanet may be best candidate in search for signs of lifePhys.OrgThis artist's impression shows the exoplanet LHS 1140b, which orbits a red dwarf star 40 light-years from Earth and may be the new holder of the title 'best place to look for signs of life beyond the Solar System'. Using ESO's HARPS …more. The newly ...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 »