A space-based observatory to search for planets orbiting alien stars has been selected as ESA`s third medium-class science mission, and is planned for launch by 2024.
Kepler`s cornucopia of alien worlds has found a new entrant in the form of a new kind of planet.
The habitable zone defines the region where a planet might be able to retain liquid water on its surface.
Alien planets would likely have a leap year too similar to the 366-day year that comes in every four years in our calender, scientists say.
Some exoplanets may experience powerful tidal forces, which could strip them of water completely.
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August 30, 2014
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