Saturday, September 17, 2011

HARPS discovers more than 50 new exoplanets

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Stars - What is the potential habitability of the nearby star system 61 Virginis? See article.
g Abodes - ESO's exoplanet-hunter, HARPS, has discovered more than 50 new exoplanets. Among the discoveries are 16 super-Earths, one of which orbits at the edge of the habitable zone of its host star. See article.
g Life - Scientists have discovered a new species of fish that prowled waterways in North America during the Devonian Period. See article.

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