Eco News #27 – Habitable Super-Earth?

November 11th, 2012

Hi Greenzoners! Any one of you is into astronomy? 😉

A planet that could sustain life was just discovered. It’s called HD 40307G and is located in a “habitable zone” – that is in area, where the planet is not too close or too far from its sun, so that liquid water can exist.


The new discovery is the achievement of team of international astronomers, led by Mikko Tuomi and Guillem Anglada-Escude.
The planet (now called “Super-Earth”) is 7 times bigger than our Earth, while the planet’s sun, HD 40307 is slightly smaller so that the year on a planet lasts for only 200 days.

Unfortunately, it will take much time to set our foot on that planet – it’s 42 light years away from us, which makes around 9460000000000 kilometers.
But the next step in our exploration will be observing the planet thoroughly by powerful telescopes.

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2 Responses to “Eco News #27 – Habitable Super-Earth?”

  1. eyef says:

    >>>> Any one of you is into astronomy?

    yes. i have small home telescope

  2. nelci33 says:

    por eso debemos cuidar mas la tierra para poder vivir mas

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