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.

Super-Earth

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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