Super Earth May be Best Candidate in Search for Signs of Life

Artist’s impression of the super-Earth exoplanet LHS 1140b

This artist’s impression shows the exoplanet LHS 1140b, which orbits a red dwarf star 40 light-years from Earth and may be the new holder of the title “best place to look for signs of life beyond the Solar System”.

The team, which includes Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) researcher Nuno Santos, found this rocky exoplanet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf star.

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