Earth-like Planets Just Got Closer

Red Dwarf

Researchers find that 6% of red dwarf stars host habitable, Earth-sized planets - meaning the closest may be just 13 light-years away.

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  • There may be hundreds of millions of habitable planets in the Milky Way, new study suggests
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    06/1/2023 - 9:20 am | View Link
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    05/31/2023 - 10:41 am | View Link
  • New 'quasi-moon' discovered near Earth has been travelling alongside our planet since 100 BC
    Astronomers recently identified asteroid 2023 FW13 as a quasi-moon, a space rock orbiting the sun nearly in tandem with Earth.
    05/31/2023 - 9:42 am | View Link
  • Astronomers discover the last three planets the Kepler telescope observed before going dark
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    05/30/2023 - 3:44 am | View Link
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  • Exoplanet Exploration: Planets Beyond our Solar System
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    06/2/2023 - 2:21 pm | View Website
  • What are the most Earth-like worlds we’ve found?
    It goes without saying the most Earth-like planet we know of is Earth. Barring a scenario where many Earths exist within a hypothetical multiverse, this is the only one we’ve got. The qualities that make our planet Earth-like — its rockiness and mass among others — are important to researchers searching for other worlds like ours.
    06/2/2023 - 2:03 am | View Website
  • There Is Only One Other Planet In Our Galaxy That Could Be Earth-Like ...
    What does it take for an alien exoplanet to host life as we know it? A lot, as it turns out. Despite a paper last year claiming that there may be 300 million planets in our galaxy that are...
    06/1/2023 - 9:03 pm | View Website
  • Finding Another Earth | NASA
    The discovery of a super-Earth-sized planet orbiting a sun-like star brings us closer than ever to finding a twin of our own watery world. But NASA’s Kepler space telescope has captured evidence of other potentially habitable planets amid the sea of stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
    06/1/2023 - 8:13 pm | View Website
  • Opinion: Scientists might have discovered an Earth-like planet. Let one ...
    We have gaseous planets like Jupiter and rocky planets like Earth. We know there is a new kind of planet between what is rocky and gaseous: This new exoplanet is one of them. Do you...
    06/1/2023 - 3:19 pm | View Website
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