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New Earth-Like Planet Spotted

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 19:45:09 -0500
Archived: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 19:45:09 -0500
Subject: New Earth-Like Planet Spotted

Source: ruvr.ru


Nov 11, 2012

New Earth-Like Planet Spotted Just 44 Light Years Away
Boris Pavlishev

A team of British and German space scientists using ground-based
telescopes in Chile have spotted an Earth-like planet revolving
around a Sun-type star just about 44 light hours away from our
solar system. The newly-discovered planet is believed to have
atmospheric and other conditions that make it very similar to
Earth. Of all the Earth-like planets found to date, it’s the
closest to us.

More than 800 planets have been discovered outside the solar
system over the past two decades, the majority of them being gas
giants like Jupiter or solid planets too close to their stars
and therefore too hot to support water.

The new planet is in the so-called “habitable zone”, which means
that it may have water in a liquid state, and it also has an
axis of rotation. The latter increases chances that it may
support Earth-type life, says astrophysicist Sergei Smirnov of
Russia’s Pulkovo Observatory.

[More at site... thanks to Sean Jones for the lead]

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