A Glimpse of a Rocky Exoplanet’s Surface | NASA

Discovered in 2018 by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Satellite Survey (TESS) mission, planet LHS 3844b is located 48.6 light-years from Earth and has a radius 1.3 times that of Earth. It orbits a small, cool type of star called an M dwarf - especially noteworthy because, as the most common and long-lived type of star in the Milky Way galaxy, … Continue reading A Glimpse of a Rocky Exoplanet’s Surface | NASA


One Star Over, a Planet That Might Be Another Earth – NYTimes.com

In our search to find Earth like planets it seems we've now discovered one that may be suitable to support life encircling our nearest stellar neighbour. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/08/25/science/earth-planet-proxima-centauri.html?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits&_r=0&referer=https://getpocket.com/ Simon 😀 Credit: NY Times