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More Than 1,000 Exoplanets Have Been Discovered Since 1992
2013-10-25 14:17:10

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The search for extra-terrestrial planets has been ongoing for at least the past 21 years. Since the early days of exoplanet hunting, the number of such planets identified by scientists has pushed beyond a thousand, thanks largely to the advent of high-tech space observatories, such as the Kepler Space Telescope. Exoplanets, or alien planets, are those planets that exist outside of our Solar System. So far, scientists have discovered...

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...

Astronomers Spot Fourth Potential Habitable Planet
2012-02-03 09:41:48

An international team of astronomers have discovered a potentially habitable planet 22 light years away orbiting a nearby star, reports The Telegraph. Scientists, led by Carnegie´s Guillem Anglada-Escudé and Paul Butler, discovered the triple star system with a planet orbiting one of the stars, clearly within the habitable zone, where its neither too hot nor too cold, making it suitable for liquid water to be present on the surface. The host star has a different makeup...

Astronomers Launch Online Database Of Habitable Planets
2011-12-06 05:02:07

Only 15 planets and 30 moons could potentially support alien life, according to a new online catalog of habitable planets launched by astronomers on Monday. The Habitable Exoplanets Catalog (HEC) website describes the project as "an online database for scientists, educators, and the general public focused on habitable exoplanets discoveries." "The catalog uses various habitability indices and classifications to identify, rank, and compare exoplanets, including their potential...

Image 1 - HARPS Finds Fifty New Exoplanets
2011-09-12 12:45:58

  Richest haul of planets so far includes 16 new super-Earths [ View Video ] Astronomers using ESO´s world-leading exoplanet hunter HARPS have today announced a rich haul of more than 50 new exoplanets, including 16 super-Earths, one of which orbits at the edge of the habitable zone of its star. By studying the properties of all the HARPS planets found so far, the team has found that about 40% of stars similar to the Sun have at least one planet lighter than Saturn. The...

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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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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...

2009-08-14 01:04:00

CANBERRA, Australia, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Australians will have the opportunity to send text-like messages to potential intelligent life beyond Earth thanks to an initiative to be launched today to mark National Science Week. From today until 5.00 pm Monday, 24 August, the public can visit www.HelloFromEarth.net to post goodwill messages that will be transmitted to the nearest Earth-like planet outside our Solar System likely to support life. The planet - Gliese 581d - is eight times...

2009-08-13 19:56:20

An Australian magazine is giving people a chance to send a message to far-distant planets, assuming anyone is out there to listen. The messages would be sent to Gliese 581d, a water-covered world eight times the size of Earth, COSMOS Magazine said. The planet, 20 light years from Earth, is the closest Earth-type planet discovered so far. It's like a 'message in a bottle' cast out into the stars, said Wilson da Silva, editor of COSMOS. What's interesting is not just whether there's anyone...

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2009-08-12 11:50:00

An Australian website is giving users the opportunity to send their messages into space. People will be able to post messages no more than 160 characters to Gliese 581d, which is the nearest Earth-like planet outside the solar system that is likely to support life.  Users can do this from August 12 until August 24. The website said that the expected delivery time and day is about 20 years from now, and there is no guarantee of a response. "It's like a 'message in a bottle' cast out...