Today's Notable Quote: "Gravity is 1.6 times as strong as Earth's so a 150-pound person would feel like 240 pounds. But oh, the view. The planet is 14 times closer to the star it orbits. Dr. Udry figures the red dwarf star would hang in the sky at a size 20 times larger than our moon. And it's likely, but still not known, that the planet doesn't rotate, so one side would always be sunlit and the other dark." -retired NASA astronomer Steve Maran in today's WSJ Online.
Scientists have found a planet that may support life. It is outside our Solar System...revolving around a "Red Dwarf" Star, some 20.5 light years from the planet Earth. The description given in today's linked article kind of reminds me of "Superman's" home planet. Hmmm...Astronomers Find Earthlike Planet