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December 05, 2011

Hot on Trail of ‘Just Right’ Far-Off Planet

For this entry I found another article that was written by Dennis Overbye. It had to do with planets being discovered in stars habitable zones which directly relates to what we have been discussing in class. These discoveries have made some scientists hopeful that in the near future they will be able to find a very Earth-like planet. They think they are very close to finding a planet that contains single cell organisms. They say their chances of finding anything more than single cell organisms are highly unlikely. They will be very happy if they are able to find any kind of microbe. I thought this was a great article to read because it covered so many things that we have been discussing in class recently like the habitable zone and the possibility for life on other planets.
You can find the full article here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/03/science/space/scientists-are-hot-on-trail-of-exoplanets-suitable-for-life.html?scp=1&sq=Hot%20on%20Trail%20of%20%91Just%20Right%92%20Far-Off%20Planet&st=cse


Posted by ouellbre at December 5, 2011 12:49 AM

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