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eu.usatoday.com — Astronomers discovered a 'super-Earth' orbiting a dwarf sun 31 light-years away. If the planet has a thick atmosphere it may be able to support life. A potentially habitable 'super-Earth' has been discovered just 31 light-years away from our solar system, astronomers announced Wednesday.  The plan…
01.08.2019 0 comments From Alex
cnet.com — As far as the universe goes, Teegarden's star, a faint red-dwarf, is located pretty much next door. Astronomers have discovered two intriguing planets located in the star's habitable zone where they could possibly host liquid water. A research team led by the University of Gottingen in Germany anno…
19.06.2019 0 comments From Alex
nationalgeographic.com — Subtle shifts in the motion of the nearby star Proxima Centauri suggest that it may host not one but two alien worlds. Not just one, but two planets might be orbiting the nearest star to our sun, a small red dwarf called Proxima Centauri that’s about 4.24 light-years away. “We are pleased to sho…
13.04.2019 0 comments From Alex
dailymail.co.uk — Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, two NASA interns and a team of amateur astronomers have found a new 'super Earth'. Roughly twice the size of Earth, and known as K2-288Bb, the new world is located within its star's habitable zone, raising hopes it could contain life. It is 226 light-…
09.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
nationalgeographic.com — Astronomers may have finally found an alien world orbiting the science fiction staple known as Barnard's Star. Just six light-years away, a frozen world seems to be orbiting a small, dim red star. If it’s truly there, the alien planet would at least partly fulfill a fantasy decades in the making,…
15.11.2018 0 comments From Alex
deccanherald.com — Data from the exoplanet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope and the Gaia mission indicates that many of the known planets may contain as much as 50 per cent water. (NASA file photo for representation. Via AFP) Full Article >>
20.08.2018 0 comments From Alex
standard.co.uk — Astronomers have found evidence of a planetary-mass object with an unexplained 'glow' beyond our solar system. According to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, it is around twelve times bigger than Jupiter. The Observatory said it is a "strong magnetic powerhouse" travelling through space un…
06.08.2018 0 comments From Alex