Friday, October 01, 2010
BUT IF WE KEEP ON DISCOVERING HABITABLE PLANETS…
…the UN may need to get its act in gear.
“US astronomers said Wednesday they have discovered an Earth-sized planet that they think might be habitable, orbiting a nearby star, and believe there could be many more planets like it in space. The planet, found by astronomers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Carnegie Institution of Washington, is orbiting in the middle of the "habitable zone" of the red dwarf star Gliese 581, which means it could have water on its surface. The scientists determined that the planet, which they have called Gliese 581g, has a mass three to four times that of Earth and an orbital period of just under 37 days.”
Posted by Mick at 10/01/2010 12:27:00 AM