Faraway planet could support life

A planet 20 light-years away could be the perfect distance from its star

By Stephen Ornes, 19:16 PM October 11, 2010





Editor’s note: This story about the latest research on planet hunting demonstrates the scientific process at work. About a week after one group announced finding a potentially habitable planet, another group announced that it could not confirm the first group’s work (see the Science News story). So the researchers will keep testing the idea.


For years, planet-hunters have been searching for a planet other than Earth that can support life. They may have found one.


In other words: Aliens, i...

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