US News Potentially habitable 'super-Earths' discovered

20:00  09 august  2017
20:00  09 august  2017 Source:   news.sky.com

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"A potentially habitable planet has been discovered just 11 light-years away". (2013). "A super - Earth -sized planet orbiting in or near the habitable zone around Sun-like star". The Astrophysical Journal.

The MEarth-South telescope array in Chile, which discovered the super - Earth LHS 1140b. “Future observations might enable us to detect the atmosphere of a potentially habitable planet for the first time.

This illustration compares the four planets detected around the nearby star tau Ceti (top) and the inner planets of our solar system (bottom). Illustration copyright Fabo Feng, University of Hertfordshire. © Press Release This illustration compares the four planets detected around the nearby star tau Ceti (top) and the inner planets of our solar system (bottom). Illustration copyright Fabo Feng, University of Hertfordshire.

Scientists have discovered two new 'super-Earth' planets which they say are potentially habitable.

They are among four newly discovered planets orbiting Tau Ceti, the nearest Sun-like star to Earth, some 12 light years away.

The two 'super-Earths' are located in the habitable zone of the star - the area that is not too hot and not too cold - which scientists believe could mean they support liquid surface water.

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Potentially habitable ‘ super - Earth ’ discovered ‘just’ 16 light years away. According to Discovery News, it orbits a red dwarf star – a small, dim star that generates far less energy than our Sun.

Out of the 15 recently discovered exoplanets in this study, one super - Earth could potentially support liquid water. K2-155 is home to three super - Earth exoplanets, only one of which lies in the star’s habitable zone.

Scientists made the findings by observing wobbles in the movement of the star, caused by its orbiting planets.

Scientists have discovered two new 'super-Earth' planets which they say are potentially habitable © Catalyst Scientists have discovered two new 'super-Earth' planets which they say are potentially habitable Differences in the sizes of the movements, between 10 and 30 centimetres a second, are caused by planets or moons with environmental conditions similar to Earth.

Dr Fabo Feng, research fellow at the University of Hertfordshire and lead researcher on the study, said: "We're getting tantalisingly close to observing the correct limits required for detecting Earth-like planets.

"Our detection of such weak wobbles is a milestone in the search for Earth analogues and the understanding of the Earth's habitability through comparison with these."

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Thus in the not too distant future we may see HD 40307g confirmed as the first solid candidate for extra-terrestrial life. Source: University of Hertfordshire. Potentially habitable super - Earth discovered in our stellar neighborhood.

Scientists have discovered two new ' super - Earth ' planets which they say are potentially habitable . "Our detection of such weak wobbles is a milestone in the search for Earth analogues and the understanding of the Earth's habitability through comparison with these."

Stars the size of the Sun are the best targets for finding habitable Earth-seized planets.

Tau Ceti is similar to our Sun in both size and brightness, and like our Sun hosts a multi-planet system.

Scientists hope that direct imaging of the two outer planets could show them to be rocky and habitable.

The researchers concede, however, that a massive disc of debris around the star could be bombarding them with asteroids and comets, and therefore reducing their habitability.

"We're slowly learning to tell the difference between wobbles caused by planets and those caused by stellar active surface," said Dr Mikko Tuomi, also from the university.

"This enabled us to verify the existence of the two outer, potentially habitable, planets in the system."

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