Saturday, December 19, 2015

Extraterrestrial Life May Only Be 14 Light Years Away

Extraterrestrial Life May Only Be 14 Light Years Away

By Ralph Mccoy

     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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