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A New Super-Earth Detected Orbiting a Red Dwarf Star

Written by on May 5, 2021 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
A New Super-Earth Detected Orbiting a Red Dwarf Star

Researchers report the discovery of a super-Earth orbiting the star GJ 740, a red dwarf star situated some 36 light-years from Earth. #SuperEarth #RedDwarfStar

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Astronomers Find an Astonishing ‘Super-Earth’ That’s Nearly as Old as The Universe

Written by on January 24, 2021 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Astronomers Find an Astonishing ‘Super-Earth’ That’s Nearly as Old as The Universe

Around one of the galaxy’s oldest stars, an orange dwarf named TOI-561 just 280 light-years away, astronomers have found three orbiting exoplanets – one of which is a rocky world 1.5 times the size of Earth, whipping around the star on a breakneck 10.5-hour orbit. #SuperEarth #exoplanet

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Humans Are Trying to Make Contact with Aliens on a Nearby “Super Earth”

Written by on November 19, 2017 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Humans Are Trying to Make Contact with Aliens on a Nearby “Super Earth”

On Oct. 16, 17, and 18 a team of musicians and scientists sent a message to aliens via radio waves, and transmitted it 9 different times. What’s in the message? Thirty-three musical pieces, each 10 seconds long, a tutorial on how humans keep time, and when we will be listening for a response…This is the first radio message of its kind designed for a direct response at a specific time.

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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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