July 20, 2008 #003 - Extra Solar Planets

Scientific Americans web site just ran an article on the possibility that an earth like planet has been picked up in orbit around the star Gliese 581, 20.5 light-years away. They also think it orbits in the habitable zone. The search for new planets around neighboring stars continues to gets more interesting. Imagine a very few years ago we never dreamed that we could even detect a planet at this distance. Now the speculation is that we may be able to detect signs of life in a few more years.

Clear Sky - Rich

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