Spitzer space telescope detects light from alien "super-Earth"

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected infrared light emanating from 55 Cancri e, a dark, blazing-hot planet only twice the size of Earth and eight times as heavy. This marks the first time that light has been detected from a planet of such a small size, and the find is telling astrophysicists where to look in their search for signs of life on planets beyond our own... Continue Reading Spitzer space telescope detects light from alien "super-Earth"Section: Science and EducationTags: Exoplanet, Infrared, NASA, Space, Super-Earth Related Articles: Hubble breakthrough boosts search for life outside our solar system Spitzer Space Telescope locates youngest solar systems New hunting technique to aid in search for Earth-like planets Historic pics show worlds beyond our solar system Kepler space observatory continues search for Earth-like planets First Earth-size planets discovered beyond our solar system

Spitzer space telescope detects light from alien "super-Earth"

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected infrared light emanating from 55 Cancri e, a dark, blazing-hot planet only twice the size of Earth and eight times as heavy. This marks the first ...

Fri 11 May 12 from Gizmag

Spitzer sees the glow of a boiling planet

Tue 8 May 12 from Discover Magazine

Spitzer sees the glow of a boiling planet, Tue 8 May 12 from Discover Magazine

Spitzer sees the light of alien 'super earth'

(Phys.org) -- NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected light emanating from a "super-Earth" planet beyond our solar system for the first time. While the planet is not habitable, the detection ...

Tue 8 May 12 from Phys.org

What's the Deal with 'Super-Earth' Exoplanets?

Don't let the name fool you, "super-Earths" have very little in common with our own planet.

Fri 11 May 12 from Discovery.com

Light From a "Super Earth" Seen--A First

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has proven it's possible to capture the infrared glow from relatively small alien worlds, a new study says.

Thu 10 May 12 from National Geographic

First-Ever Light From Earth-Like Planet Seen

In a first, a NASA infrared telescope spotted light from the alien planet 55 Cancri e, which orbits a star 41 light-years from Earth.

Wed 9 May 12 from Discovery.com

Light from Alien Super-Earth Seen for 1st Time

The feat reveals new details of the weird alien super-Earth 55 Cancri e.

Wed 9 May 12 from Livescience

First light: 'Heat' from distant 'super-Earth' twice the size of ours detected directly for first time by space telescope

Picking out the heat against the blazing beams of a parent star is like picking out a single candle among 10,000 - but MIT scientists have picked up infrared rays from a planet 40 light-years ...

Wed 9 May 12 from Daily Mail

Light from alien planet seen for 1st time

Light from an alien "super-Earth" twice the size of our own Earth has been detected by a NASA space telescope for the first time in what astronomers are calling a historic achievement. ...

Wed 9 May 12 from FOXNews

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