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 http://tinyurl.com/bagctuy 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] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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