Tuesday, April 24, 2007

First Habitable Planet Outside Solar System Discovered

An international team of astronomers from Switzerland, France and Portugal have discovered the most Earth-like planet outside our Solar System to date.

The planet has a radius only 50 percent larger than Earth and is very likely to contain liquid water on its surface. There's lots of evidence that this is a planet of interest for scientists. The planet is larger than Earth and orbits its sun in less than 2 weeks. It's also closer to that sun than we are. However, their sun is a Red Dwarf and much less intense than ours. [ ...more... ]

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