David Charbonneau

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Name: David Charbonneau
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Astronomers discover Earth-like planet

For decades, astronomers have scanned the sky looking for planets like our own, rocky worlds that orbit a star at just the right distance to harbour liquid water, and possibly, life.Scientists on Friday announced the discovery of a planet outside our ... [Published Queensland Country Life - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 1 reports

Futurology 331 ~ Kepler's planet

Even more Earth-like — About 500 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus lives a star, which, though smaller and redder than the sun, has a planet that may look awfully familiar. With a diameter just 10% bigger than Earth's, the newly found world ... [Published Mac-nz - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 1 reports

Kefler-186f

For the first time, scientists have found an Earth-sized world orbiting in a life-friendly zone which may actually be a true Earth cousin. Unfortunately, this star about which it rotates, known as Kepler-186, is located about 500 light years away in the ... [Published Examiner.com - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Meet Kepler-186f: First exoplanet found to be 'almost like Earth'

A NASA artist’s impression of Kepler-186f, the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the ‘habitable zone’, referring to a range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the planet's surface. – ReutersThe discovery, ... [Published thestar.com.my - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 6 reports

Astronomers discover Earth-like planet

Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that is similar in size to our planet and orbiting in a life-friendly zone around a distant star.The find, announced on Thursday, excited planet ... [Published Al Jazeera - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Kepler-186f: Most 'Earth-Like' Alien World Discovered

astroengine (1577233) writes "About 500 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus lives a star, which, though smaller and redder than the sun, has a planet that may look awfully familiar . With a diameter just 10 percent bigger than Earth's, the newly ... [Published Slashdot - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Mar 05 2014 - Updated Mar 06 2014 - 1 reports

Red Dwarfs: Planets in Abundance

Whether or not they’re suitable for life, habitable zone ‘super-Earths’ are seeing increased scrutiny around M-class dwarf stars because the mass ratio of planet to star makes detection easier than around more massive stars. We need radial velocity ... [Published Centauri Dreams - Mar 05 2014]
First reported Jan 22 2014 - Updated Jan 22 2014 - 1 reports

Masses, Radii, and Orbits of Small Kepler Planets: The Transition from Gaseous to Rocky Planets

We report on the masses, sizes, and orbits of the planets orbiting 22 Kepler stars. There are 49 planet candidates around these stars, including 42 detected through transits and 7 revealed by precise Doppler measurements of the host stars.Based on an ... [Published SpaceRef - Jan 22 2014]

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"For me the impact is to prove that yes, such planets really do exist," Charbonneau said. "now we can point to a star and say; "there lies an earth-like planet.'"
"This planet really is the same size as the Earth and the same temperature," says David Charbonneau of Harvard University. "up until this point, planets satisfied one of those two, but we really didn't have one that was both those things together."

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Astronomers discover Earth-like planet [Published Queensland Country Life - Apr 22 2014]
Futurology 331 ~ Kepler's planet [Published Mac-nz - Apr 20 2014]
Kefler-186f [Published Examiner.com - Apr 20 2014]
Meet Kepler-186f: First exoplanet found to be '... [Published thestar.com.my - Apr 19 2014]
Astronomers discover Earth-like planet [Published Al Jazeera - Apr 18 2014]
US scientists discover 'Earth-like' planet Kepl... [Published ABC Online - Apr 18 2014]
New planet found with hint of water [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Apr 18 2014]
Astronomers Spot Most Earth-Like Planet Yet [Published TIME.com - Apr 17 2014]
NASA discovers closest planet to Earth yet: ‘Th... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Apr 17 2014]
Earth-Likenesses: Have We Discovered Earth 2.0? [Published Discovery Channel - Apr 17 2014]
Scientists Spot A Planet That Looks Like 'Earth... [Published NPR - Apr 17 2014]
Astronomers discover Earth-like planet [Published Moree Champion - Apr 17 2014]
Kepler-186f: Most 'Earth-Like' Alien World Disc... [Published Slashdot - Apr 17 2014]
Scientists find Earth-sized world in orbit frie... [Published TrustMedia - Apr 17 2014]
Red Dwarfs: Planets in Abundance [Published Centauri Dreams - Mar 05 2014]
Masses, Radii, and Orbits of Small Kepler Plane... [Published SpaceRef - Jan 22 2014]
Pair of Earth sized planets found orbiting sun-... [Published Topnews.in - Dec 21 2011]
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Astronomers Spot Most Earth-Like Planet Yet [Published TIME.com - Apr 17 2014]
(LOS ANGELES) — Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that’s similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it’s not too hot and not too cold for life. More Almost ...
NASA discovers closest planet to Earth yet: ‘Th... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Apr 17 2014]
LOS ANGELES — Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that’s similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it’s not too hot and not too cold for life. The find, ...
Red Dwarfs: Planets in Abundance [Published Centauri Dreams - Mar 05 2014]
Whether or not they’re suitable for life, habitable zone ‘super-Earths’ are seeing increased scrutiny around M-class dwarf stars because the mass ratio of planet to star makes detection easier than around more massive stars. We need radial velocity ...
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