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Scientists Discovered a New Earth-like Planet

 

Scientists Discover Habitable Earth-like Planet

Modelling of planet Gliese 581d shows it has the potential to be warm and wet enough to nurture Earth-like life.

It orbits a red dwarf star called Gliese 581, located around 20 light years from Earth, which makes it one of our closest neighbours.

Gliese 581d orbits on the outer fringes of the star’s “Goldilocks zone”, where it is not so hot that water boils away, nor so cold that water is perpetually frozen. Instead, the temperature is just right for water to exist in liquid form.

“With a dense carbon dioxide atmosphere — a likely scenario on such a large planet — the climate of Gliese 581d is not only stable against collapse but warm enough to have oceans, clouds and rainfall,” France’s National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) said in a press release.

More than 500 planets orbiting other stars have been recorded since 1995, detected mostly by a tiny wobble in stellar light.

Read More: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/8517826/Scientists-discover-habitable-Earth-like-planet.html

 

 

 

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