Novos exoplanetas semelhantes à Terra são encontrados
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An artist's depiction of a habitable planet with two moons orbiting a red dwarf star. A new analysis of Kepler data suggests red dwarfs may host many Earth-like, and potentially habitable, worlds. (David A. Aguilar (CfA)) [ #extrasolarplanets #alienlife #extraterrestriallife #space ]
Astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have found that six percent of red dwarf stars have habitable, Earth-sized planets and the closest could be just 13 light-years away!
ET might be close to us than we thought... - A drawing shows an Earth-like planet with two moons as it orbits a red dwarf star. Astronomers say the closest such planet could be 13 light years away, much closer than was thought. Photo: David A. Aguilar, Associated Press
Astronomers reported Wednesday that the nearest Earth- like planet may be just 13 light-years away -- or some 77 trillion miles. That planet hasn't been found yet, but should be there based on the team's study of red dwarf stars.
This artist's conception provided by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics shows a hypothetical planet with two moons orbiting in the habitable zone of a red dwarf star. Earth-like worlds may be closer and more plentiful than anyone imagined. Astronomers reported Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 that the closest Earth-like planet may be just 13 light years away.
This artist’s conception shows a hypothetical habitable planet with two moons orbiting a red dwarf star. Astronomers have found that 6 percent of all red dwarf stars have an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone, which is warm enough for liquid water on the planet’s surface. Since red dwarf stars are so common, then statistically the closest Earth-like planet should be only 13 light-years away. Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)