The five best exoplanets in the galaxy to check for alien life

The five best exoplanets in the galaxy to check for alien life An exoplanet discovered around a red dwarf star 40 light years away could show signs of life that are detectable with telescopes, scientists say. Posted on April 19, 2017, at 10:01 a.m.. Tom Chivers. BuzzFeed Science Writer. Share On facebook Share.

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Exoplanet LHS 1140b Discovered: A Super-Earth in the Habitable Zone

Newly discovered exoplanet LHS 1140b may be best candidate in search for signs of life. Using ESO’s HARPS instrument and a range of telescopes around the world, the astronomers located the exoplanet orbiting the dim star – LHS 1140 – within its …

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‘Super-Earth’ orbiting nearby star boosts search for extra-solar life

Astronomers on Wednesday announced the discovery of a “super-Earth” orbiting a nearby star which may offer the most promising target yet in the search for life beyond the Solar System. Named LHS 1140b, the planet orbits a star 40 light years away

Space Daily

Exoplanet Around Cool Star May Harbor Alien Life

Some 39 light-years from Earth, in the constellation of Cetus, a red dwarf star is orbited by a super-Earth. LHS 1140b lies in the middle of the habitable zone and has 1.4 times the radius and 6.6 times the mass of Earth. LHS 1140b likely retained most

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Alien life looms? Newly discovered exoplanet may be best candidate, experts say

An exoplanet 40 light-years from Earth may be the best place to look for signs of life outside our Solar System, scientists say. An international team of astronomers used the European Southern Observatory’s High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher …

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Search For Alien Life: Scientists Discover Massive Earth-Like Planet That Could Be Habitable

An artistic rendition of the newly found super-Earth orbiting a red dwarf star hints at the close distance between the possibly habitable exoplanet and its parent star. The Earth-like planet is the prime candidate for finding signs of alien life. ( M

Tech Times

Alien Life May Swim On Earth-Like Planets: Oceans Cover Habitable Exoplanets

Don’t bet on humans finding aliens just walking around on another Earth-like planet — they’ll more likely be swimming. That’s the assertion of one scientist, who predicts most of the exoplanets we find in habitable zones around their stars are almost

International Business Times

Planet Could Have Alien Life: LHS 1140 Is The Most Exciting Exoplanet

Astronomers have discovered a planet just 40 light years away that could sustain life and be habitable. The planet is called Super Earth. The study was presented on Wednesday and describing Super Earth, also called LHS 1140b. The planet is 40 light


LHS 1140b: Planet Could Be Best Candidate For Finding Life Beyond Solar System, Scientists Say

A newly-discovered planet just 40 light years from Earth may be our best chance of finding life beyond the solar system, astronomers claim. The so-called super-Earth orbits in the habitable zone of a faint star, raising hopes that its surface could

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Most habitable planets may lack dry land

LONDON: Most habitable planets may lack dry land and would be dominated by oceans spanning over 90 per cent of their surface area, scientists say. Researchers at the University of Barcelona in Spain have constructed a statistical model – based on …

Economic Times

Is This The Exoplanet Where Life Will First Be Found?

It is good time to be an exoplanet hunter… or just an exoplanet enthusiast for that matter! Every few weeks, it seems, new discoveries are being announced which present more exciting opportunities for scientific research. But even more exciting is the

Universe Today

TRAPPIST-1 Has Some Serious New Competition For Best Place to Find Aliens

It seems like every week, there’s a new contender for Coolest Planet Where There Are Definitely Aliens. For those of us who want to believe, this is an emotionally exhausting cycle, as we’re built up and let down time and again. At the risk of fucking


New exoplanet may be best place to look for alien life

London, April 20 (IANS) A rocky exoplanet orbiting in the habitable zone of a red dwarf star 40 light-years from the Earth may be the best place scientists have found so far to look for signs of life beyond the Solar System, say astronomers who


Another Potentially Habitable ‘Super-Earth’ Is Discovered

In an artist’s impression, the possible “super-Earth” planet LHS1140b begins to cross the star LHS 1140. The planet shows early indications of habitability. 290. It seems like only yesterday when scientists announced the discovery of yet another “super

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Potentially Balmy Super-Earth Is a Tempting Case Study in Habitability

A new, nearby exoplanet could be just the boilerplate needed to find out if life could exist in untold numbers of star systems. The planet, LHS 1140b, is 39 light years away. It orbits a small M-dwarf star every 24 days. The planet itself is 1.4 times

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Most habitable planets likely to be waterworlds

It may be a case of water, water, everywhere among Earth-like planets beyond the solar system. A new study suggests that most habitable planets are likely to be waterworlds with oceans spanning 90% of their surfaces. The fine balance between land and …

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This Super-Earth Is The Most Promising Exoplanet To Look For Alien Life

The name is LHS 1140b. It’s a rocky planet just like Earth. It’s located just 40 light years away. David Charbonneau of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics said if the Milky Way galaxy were the size of the United States, the LHS 1140b and