At least 100 potentially habitable planets may lie within 30 light years of earth.
This artist’s impression shows a sunset seen from the super-Earth Gliese 667 Cc.
"Our new observations with HARPS mean that about 40 percent of all red dwarf stars have a super-Earth orbiting in the habitable zone where liquid water can exist on the surface of the planet," team leader Xavier Bonfils of the Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers de Grenoble in France said in a statement. "Because red dwarfs are so common — there are about 160 billion of them in the Milky Way — this leads us to the astonishing result that there are tens of billions of these planets in our galaxy alone."
Exciting Event on Mars!
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It was first noticed on the evening of March 20th by Pennsylvanian amateur Wayne Jaeschke.
unusual, similar "terminator projections" have been noted throughout observational history of the Red Planet, the last being imaged by Japanese amateur Isao Miyazaki on November 8, 2003.
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Water Vapor Jets?