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New Super-Earth Found

Discussion in 'General Science Discussions' started by Robert Heiny, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Robert Heiny

    Robert Heiny Research Scientist of Learning and Education Flight Instructor

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    An international team of scientists reported February 3, 2012, that they have identified a potentially habitable super-Earth.

    They found evidence of at least one planet orbiting a star, called GJ 667C, about 22 light years from Earth. The super-Earth is located in the zone that is neither too hot nor too cold for liquid water on a metal poor M dwarf in a triple star system.

    The team also suggested that this finding supports
    evidence that such worlds should be ubiquitous in the Galaxy.

    The team concluded this identity after using new measures to analyze data collected over four years.

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  2. LPH

    LPH Flight Director Flight Instructor

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  3. Robert Heiny

    Robert Heiny Research Scientist of Learning and Education Flight Instructor

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    I wonder how many teachers will present such data to K12 students in public schools?
     

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