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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Earthlike planet discovered

Astronomers in Europe claim to have discovered a planet that is in the habitable zone orbiting a red dwarf star. This is the first planet that has been found that is warm enough to have the possibility of liquid water. As you probably recall, it was only earlier this month that evidence of water outside of our solar system was confirmed. Now a planet that is warm enough to have that water in liquid form has been discovered. So far, the planet has only been confirmed to be warm enough. So there may not be any water available on the planet, but this is still a big discovery.

Check out the article at Scientific American: All Wet? Astronomers Claim Discovery of Earth-like Planet

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