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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.

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

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.

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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.

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2009-12-16 13:50:00

Astronomers have discovered the second super-Earth exoplanet for which they have determined the mass and radius, giving vital clues about its structure.

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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.

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.

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2009-04-21 08:30:00

Astronomers claim to have discovered an exoplanet that is the most similar to Earth in terms of mass than any previously discovered.

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2009-04-21 08:19:12

An international team of scientists has found that giant exoplanets orbiting very close to their stars could lose a quarter of their mass during their lifetime.

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.

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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.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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