November 9, 2012
New Habitable Zone Super-Earth Found in ExoSolar System
D 40307 is a dwarf star that is somewhat smaller and less luminous than the Sun that is about 42 light years away (12.88 parsecs). Astronomers have discovered a new super-Earth in the habitable zone, where liquid water and a stable atmosphere could reside, around the nearby star.
credit: Carnegie Institution Of Science