Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Finding planets

Nasa's Hubble telescope finds signs of water of five distant planets.
(via the Independent)

"Nasa has reported that “faint signatures of water” have been found in the atmospheres of five planets outside our solar system, marking a further development in the search for planets capable of supporting alien life." read the rest

Alien Super-Earths Plentiful in Exoplanet Search.

"Observations using space-based and ground-based telescopes have indicated that a new class of objects dubbed super-Earths – worlds that are about two to 10 times our planet's mass and up to two times its radius – could be among the most common type of planets orbiting other stars." read the rest

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