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Will moving to these planets qualifies us to a new life?

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10 Billion Earth-Like Planets May Exist in Our Galaxy

About 40 percent of red dwarf stars may have Earth-sized planets orbiting them that have the right conditions for life.

Red dwarfs – which are smaller and cooler than our sun – are extremely common, making up 80 percent of stars in the galaxy. Their ubiquity suggests that there are tens of billions of possible places to look for life beyond Earth, with at least 100 such planets located nearby.

The new estimate comes from a team of astronomers using the European Southern Observatory’s HARPS planet-hunting telescope to look at a sample of 102 nearby red dwarfs over a six-year period. The telescope checked for a characteristic wobble from the star, indicating that at least one planet was tugging on it while orbiting around.

The search found nine planets with between one and 10 Earth masses, including two in the habitable zone, possibly giving them the right temperature to have liquid water. Because red dwarfs don’t produce as much heat as our sun, their habitable zones occur much closer to the star.

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Posted by on March 30, 2012 in Life

 
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Pakayla Biehn takes photorealistic painting to a whole new level in her series Double Exposure.

About the project:

Building upon the double exposure theme of her previous works, Pakayla uses oil paint on canvas to present dream-like transfiguration of the natural world. The skill and refined beauty of her paintings enlists a realist style that recalls the delicacy, formality, and craftsmanship of old master techniques. She combines the cultivation of the portrait with a very intimate and vibrant observation of nature.

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2012 in Life

 
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My representation of Twilight ^_^

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2012 in Life

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2012 in Life

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2012 in Life

 
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Went to my sister’s school AGM. Here she is doing what she does best ^_^.

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2012 in Life

 
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The plan’s not always so nearly accurate.

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2012 in Life