The clouds were tinged an earthlike
yellow in the sunrays and in the shadow were a sorry blue.
Only last year, the European Southern Observatory reported that an Earthlike
planet orbits 11th-magnitude Proxima (S&T: Dec.
In the past, Barnes said, researchers tended to use that 12-hour estimation of Earth's rotation period to model exoplanet behaviour, asking, for example, how long an Earthlike
exoplanet with a similar orbital spin might take to become tidally locked.
So what about the latest Earthlike
planet that has recently been discovered?
With Proxima b, researchers might now have their best chance at characterizing the atmosphere of an Earthlike
world in another solar system and probing for hints of life elsewhere in the galaxy.
Venus probably began with Earthlike
amounts of water, which would have been broken apart by sunlight.
Named EPIC212521166b - or 1166 for short - by the researchers, the freshly detected alien world has an Earthlike
mass and other similarities with our home.
It's the twenty-second century, and Citadel, an earthlike
planet located light years from the original home of humanity, is thriving.
Professor Conway Morris added that, given the growing number of Earthlike
planets now discovered by astronomers, it is surprising that we have not yet discovered aliens which look and sound like us.
It offers an argument against the conventional wisdom that all Earthlike
planets have naturally stable climates.
The team preparing NASA's next Mars lander mission gained a green light today to begin building the spacecraft, which will study how Earthlike
Mr Pollacco said some people were under the misapprehension an Earthlike
planet had already been discov-v ered but dismissed the storm of publicity surrounding Kepler-22b, a distant planet which was last year declared as "the new Earth" - a claim later found to have been exaggerated.