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Potentially habitable planet discovered

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Astronomers have discovered that the closest Sun-like star, Tau Ceti, is orbited by five planets, one of which is in the “habitable range”. If its existence is confirmed, the planet could be the closest potentially life-harboring world to our own. Tau Ceti, twelve light years away, belongs to the same …

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Newfound ‘super-Earth’ could support life


Astronomers have discovered another potentially habitable planet – and it’s at least seven times the mass of Earth. Dwarf star HD 40307g hosts a system of six planets, and one of those is believed have the potential to support human life. The newfound exoplanet was discovered by a team of …

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Astronomers find diamond planet twice the size of Earth

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Forget a diamond the size of the Ritz – astronomers have discovered a planet partly made out of diamond, and at an incredible 40 light years away from Earth, it is visible to the naked eye. While visually appealing, with no atmosphere and temperatures reaching 1,648 degrees Celsius it’s hardly …

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Two Planets, Two Suns: NASA discovery could help find alien life

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NASA’s Kepler space laboratory has discovered a pair of planets orbiting a pair of suns. The first-ever find could revolutionize knowledge of how planets are formed, and even identify alien worlds where life may flourish. The Kepler-47 star system, about 5,000 light years away from Earth, has a bright sun …

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