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Reports Confirm Existence Of Habitable Exo-Planet
2012-04-28 03:28:20

After re-evaluating information collected back in February, scientists reportedly confirmed on Friday that they had indeed discovered a planet outside of our solar system that is capable of supporting life. The planet, which was been dubbed Gliese 667Cc, orbits around a red dwarf star located 22 light years away from Earth, according to published reports from the Telegraph. Scientists told the newspaper that Gliese 667Cc lies in what they refer to as the "habitable zone," which means that...

Super-Earth Transfer Of Life Unlikely
2012-03-22 04:04:10

While scientists believe conditions suitable for life might exist on the so-called "super-Earth" in the Gliese 581 system, it's unlikely to be transferred to other planets within that solar system. "One of the big scientific questions is how did life get started and how did it spread through the universe," said Jay Melosh, distinguished professor of earth and atmospheric sciences. "That question used to be limited to just the Earth, but we now know in our solar system there is a lot of...

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2011-05-16 12:15:00

Scientists said on Monday that a rocky planet outside our solar system is the first to meet key requirements for sustaining life. Modeling of planet Gliese 581d shows that it has the potential to be warm and wet enough to nurture Earth-like life. The planet orbits on the outer fringes of the star's "Goldilocks zone," where it is not so hot that water boils away, nor so cold that water is perpetually frozen.  "With a dense carbon dioxide atmosphere -- a likely scenario on such a large...

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2010-05-24 13:12:58

Weird orbits of neighbors can make 'habitable' planets not so habitable Astronomers hunting for planets orbiting nearby stars similar to the sun are looking for signs of rocky, Earth-like planets in a "habitable" zone, where conditions such as temperature and liquid water remain stable enough to support life. New findings from computer modeling indicate that some of those exoplanets might fluctuate between being habitable and being inhospitable to life because of the forces exerted by giant...

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2009-10-19 10:35:00

Recent discoveries by astronomers have brought the official number of planets outside of our solar system to over 400. The team that constructed the High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) reported the discovery of 32 new planets outside our galaxy. HARPS is a spectrograph that is attached to the European Southern Observatory's telescope in La Silla, Chile. Using the spectrograph, scientists are not able to gather images of planets, but they are able to make observations based...

2008-10-10 18:00:06

MESSAGES to a planet which closely resembles Earth were yesterday beamed into space. Some 501 - from Sir Patrick Moore, McFly and TV nutritionist Gillian McKeith among others - will take more than 20 years to reach Gliese 581c. The planet, 120 trillion miles away and discovered last year, is the closest body to us which appears to be suitable for life. Pictures of personalities such as Hillary Clinton and Richard and Judy have also been transmitted. (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided...

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2008-10-09 13:20:00

More than 500 images, text messages and drawings were transmitted to a planet 20 light years away from Earth on Thursday by a massive radar telescope in the Ukraine that normally tracks asteroids. The recipient planet, known as Gliese 581C, was selected because scientists believe it is capable of supporting life.  However, any reply to the messages would not return to Earth for 40 years.  The effort is part of a competition known as "A Message From Earth" that is being sponsored...

2008-08-04 03:00:12

SOCIAL networking website Bebo are offering members the chance to send a message to ET in a "digital time capsule". They've teamed up with Russian space radio expert Dr Alexander Zaitsev for the Message From Earth project. Bebo plan to send 500 user generated messages into the cosmos on October 9 using the Ukraine Space Agency's radio telescope. The messages will travel at the speed of light to the planet Gliese 581c and should reach their target in 2029. The planet was discovered in...

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2008-03-04 00:00:00

Many scientists refuse to believe that humans are alone, given the 200 billion stars in our galaxy. Scientists like Seth Shostack not only believe that other intelligent life forms exist on other planets, but that their civilizations have advanced enough through evolution that they would be able to transmit radio messages. "To think 'hey, look man, this is the only place where there's anything interesting happening'; I mean you've gotta be really audacious to take that point of view,"...

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2007-06-11 11:19:43

"Boring" light from red dwarf star Gliese 581 means better odds for extraterrestrial life in that planetary system, according to University of British Columbia astronomer Jaymie Matthews. Approximately 20.5 light years from the Earth, Gliese 581 made the headlines in April 2007 when European scientists discovered a planet, named Gliese 581c. Dubbed "superEarth," the planet orbits Gliese 581 and could have water -- and thus able to support life. "The Gliese 581 system is the first to be...


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