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Planetary System Gliese 581
2014-07-04 06:31:29

Gliese 581g, described as one of the most Earth-like planets when it was originally discovered four years ago, probably does not exist, researchers from Penn State University and the University of Texas at Austin report in the latest edition of the journal Science.

Habitable Zone Larger Than Believed
2014-01-08 14:32:50

A new paper published in the journal Planetary and Space Science claims planets that were once thought uninhabitable may actually be able to contain life after all.

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

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.

Three Habitable Super-Earths Discovered In Multi-Planetary Star System
2013-06-25 10:50:04

Astronomers have discovered a record-breaking planetary system with at least six planets orbiting its host star, of which three are super-earths and lie within the habitable zone.

Exoplanet Found Within Gliese 163 Habitable Zone
2012-09-05 13:54:45

Good news! The ESO’s HARPS telescope team has found a potentially habitable planet around the red dwarf star Gliese 163! This brings the number of known, potentially habitable planets to 6.

Focused Alien Hunt Coming Up Empty Thus Far
2012-06-04 03:15:31

A technique that allows radio astronomers to combine observations made simultaneously by multiple arrays has yet to detect any signs of extraterrestrial broadcast signals, Australian researchers have confirmed.

Earth-Like Planets Very Common In Red Dwarf Systems
2012-03-28 10:44:51

The astronomers from that European Space Observatory have helped reveal that rocky planets not much bigger than Earth are very common in the habitable zone around faint red stars.

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.

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2011-08-24 15:03:54

A team of scientists at Germany’s Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy has discovered a potentially habitable planet about 3.6 times as massive of Earth orbiting the star HD 85512, roughly 36.23 light years away.

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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.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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