Thursday, September 30, 2010

First "Goldilocks" planet discovered

Using the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, a team from Nasa has just discovered the first ever truly potential habitable planet orbiting the red dwarf star Gliese 581, just 20 light years from earth. With todays current "best" technology it would take about 200 years to travel to the planet, not too long really in the scale of our galaxy let alone the universe, (plus I think undiscloused technologies could get us there way faster).






Heres a list of articles covering the story.

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/universe/features/gliese_581_feature.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/sep/29/earth-like-planet-gliese-581g

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-09/uoc--ndp092810.php

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/09/29/5202633-alien-planet-looks-just-right-for-life

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/09/real-habitable-exoplanet/

-Nemesis-

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