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October 2, 2010

Planets like earth

According to BBC news, astronomers have been imposing an extrasolar planet like Earth that may be capable of supporting life.


The planet, called Gliese 581g is located about 20 light-years in Zon star "Goldilocks." The temperature of the surface area to allow the realization of water.
Their findings made by the Keck telescope in Hawaii.


Investigators from the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) and the Carnegie Institution of Washington, has studied the movement of planets parent star, a red dwarf called Gliese 581, for 11 years.
Their observations have been exposing a number of exoplanets revolve around the star.


"Our discovery shows a very interesting thing for potentially habitable planets," said Steven Vogt, an astronomer at UCSC.
But unlike the earth, it has one side that always faces the sun and the other side kept in the dark. So between both sides, in between shadows and light, may be a region where life has the potential to grow.
 

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