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Habitable planet HD 40307 was found in 40 light-years from Earth- VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 November 2012 09:31

In the magazine Astronomy & Astrophysics appeared an article of a group of scientists from the British University of Hertfordshire, led by Mikko Tuomi, that in the planetary system of the star HD 40307, which is located 41.26 light years off Earth, the planet has been found, that is potentially suitable for the emergence of biological life. According to Mikko Tuomi, the star HD 40307 in the constellation Pictoris is an orange dwarf star of spectral type K, with a mass up three quarters of the mass of the Sun. Through careful analysis of the spectrograph HARPS, scientists from the British University of Hertfordshire found near the star HD 40307 a planet, which is located almost exactly in the middle of the "habitable zone" of a planetary system HD 40307, with the orbital radius of 0.6 astronomical units, which suggests, that the climate and atmosphere of the new planet may be suitable for the existence of liquid water and the maintenance and development of biological life, THE VIDEO:

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