Earth-like extrasolar planet may be harboring extraterrestrial life

Researchers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), the University of Tokyo, and the Astrobiology Center have nailed down an important property of a potentially Earth-like extrasolar planet while it was in transit. The team used the MuSCAT instrument on the Okayama Astrophysical Observatory‚Äôs 188-cm telescope to study the extrasolar planet, called K2-3d, discovered…

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