New Super Earth Found and It’s Close

Posted November 8, 2012 by Johnny2x in Space

Artist’s concept of the HD 40307 planetary system featuring a close-up view of HD 40307g, which orbits within the habitable zone (Image: J. Pinfield, for the RoPACS network at the University of Hertfordshire)

Earth with a cape?

Is there even still a doubt in anyone’s mind that follows news on space exploration discoveries that there is life out there? The new questions is how advanced will this life be out there. There is probably some Star Wars type wars going on out there in the universe. Actually the stats say that that scenario is more likely then not.

I think I might have been able to say “out there” a few more times. I might not be a writer but I sure do love sharing cool shit like this. I hope you appreciate it.

Pretty cool.


New super-Earth discovered in our stellar neighborhood

Due to the masterful efforts of an international team of astronomers, a new super-Earth planet has been discovered within the habitable zone of a star just 42 light years from Earth. Part of a six planetary system, the super-Earth known as HD 40307g has several promising attributes in terms of its ability to support life and because of its relative proximity it may soon be possible to observe the planet optically.

HD 40307 is a quiet K-type dwarf star, a bit smaller and cooler than the Sun, which appears in Earth’s southern skies to reside about eight degrees SSE of Canopus, the brightest star in the constellation of Carina. The apparent magnitude of HD 40307 is about 7.1, which means that it is visible in a pair of binoculars.

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Source: University of Hertfordshire

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