I love these stories. It seems as though we’re getting closer and closer to uncovering Earthlike worlds.
Planet in habitable zone, possibly with Earth-like atmosphere, discovered 36 light years away.
Today, along with the announcement of 50 other exoplanet discoveries, comes news from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) of the second planet ever detected in the habitable zone of another solar system:
Astronomers using ESO’s world-leading exoplanet hunter HARPS have today announced a rich haul of more than 50 new exoplanets, including 16 super-Earths, one of which orbits at the edge of the habitable zone of its star.