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Space: A Better Planet than Earth Found for Sustaining Life

Written by on October 15, 2020 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Space: A Better Planet than Earth Found for Sustaining Life

Scientists studying exoplanets say that the search for life-sustaining planets outside our solar system has been marred by undue focus on seeking planets similar to Earth, whereas there may be very different kinds of planets even more conducive to life than our own. #habitableplanets

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New Research Predicts Billions Of Habitable Planets in the Milky Way Galaxy

Written by on March 19, 2015 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
New Research Predicts Billions Of Habitable Planets in the Milky Way Galaxy

Researchers looking for habitable planets in the Milky Way galaxy are using a model that estimates more planets could support life than previously thought. Their findings indicate the Milky Way is home to billions of planets properly positioned from their parent stars for liquid surface water, and therefore potentially habitable.

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Astronomers Discover Earth-like Planet that May Be Capable of Supporting Life

Written by on June 30, 2014 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Astronomers Discover Earth-like Planet that May Be Capable of Supporting Life

An international team of astronomers discovered another “Earth-like” planet that may be capable of sustaining life. Five times the size of Earth, “Gliese 832 c” is 16 light years away and appears to have a habitable zone and water, opening the possibility for life existing on the planet. Gliese 832c goes around its host star every 36 days. But that host star is a red dwarf that’s much dimmer and cooler than our sun, so Gliese 832c receives about as much stellar energy as Earth does, despite orbiting much closer to its parent..

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