[ExI] Newly discovered planet may be first truly habitable exoplanet!
darren.greer3 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 09:46:33 UTC 2010
On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 1:18 AM, John Grigg <possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com>wrote:
> "A team of planet hunters led by astronomers at the University of
> California, Santa Cruz, and the Carnegie Institution of Washington has
> announced the discovery of an Earth-sized planet (three times the mass
> of Earth) orbiting a nearby star at a distance that places it squarely
> in the middle of the star's "habitable zone," where liquid water could
> exist on the planet's surface. If confirmed, this would be the most
> Earth-like exoplanet yet discovered and the first strong case for a
> potentially habitable one."
I woke up to this news on a local radio station this morning. I haven't got
the NSF e-update yet today, but I look forward to reading what they have to
say about it.
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