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Planet with Possible Alien Life Discovered

Planet with Possible Alien Life Discovered
Wolf 1061 and its orbiting planets. The habitable zone is shaded green.

By www.microfinancemonitor.com
12-20-15

    Australian astronomers are upbeat about discovering a potentially habitable planet 14 light years away, outside our solar system that measures four times bigger than the Earth. They are also optimistic to find abundant water and alien life on it.

The planet is one of the three circling a red dwarf star called Wolf 1061 and plausibly better for habitation compared to few other planets found so far and much nearer to the Earth, said researchers from UNSW in Australia. Recently found exoplanets categorized as habitable are too far at thousands of light years away.

All the three planets of Wolf 1061 are potentially rocky and have a solid surface, and the middle planet, Wolf 1061c, sits within the ‘Goldilocks’ zone where it might be possible for liquid water, which means some traces of organism as well, said lead study author Duncan Wright, from University of New South Wales in Australia. […]

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Extraterrestrial Life May Only Be 14 Light Years Away

Extraterrestrial Life May Only Be 14 Light Years Away

By Ralph Mccoy
wwntradio.com
12-18-15

     We have a hunger for habitable exoplanets that’s waiting to be satiated, but we may have just found a place that could live up to the hype: Astronomers from the University of New South Wales in Sydney just discovered a new, potentially habitable exoplanet just 14 light-years away form Earth, orbiting a red dwarf star, Wolf 1061. […]

It might sound like a fairy story but a planet called Wolf 1061c, sitting in a “Goldilocks zone”, may prove to be a step towards life outside Earth. Also, this finding could enable astronomers to determine whether these planets can sustain life. […]

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