Friday, February 3, 2012

New super-Earth found in habitable zone

New super-Earth found in habitable zone

A super-Earth planet has been found in the habitable zone of the star GJ 667C once again
promoting hopes that it is a habitable world but is it really habitable. It
orbits the smaller of triple star system being classified as red dwarf star.
Called GJ 667Cc this planet orbits slightly closer to ir star than Mercury does
to our sun, however the star is so cool that it's in the outer portion of the
habitable zone getting about 90% of the energy that the Earth gets from the sun.

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