Exoplanet, orbiting a red dwarf star at a distance of 40 light years from Earth, could be the new holder of the title “the best place to search for signs of life outside our solar system.”

An international team of astronomers have discovered Earth-like planets in the system LHS 1140 stars in the constellation Cetus.


This world is a little more of our planet, and probably retained much of its atmosphere that makes it one of the most spectacular goals of future studies. The results were published in the journal Nature.

This exoplanet is the most amazing I’ve seen over the last decade. We believe that this is the best of all known planet to search for evidence of life beyond Earth

Dzheyson Dittmann
Senior Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (Cambridge, USA)

Astronomers estimate the age of the planet is about five billion years. They also concluded that it has a diameter of 1.4 times the Earth – nearly 18,000 kilometers, and weight – seven times exceeding the earth, and therefore has a much higher density.

This means that exoplanet probably consists of hard metal and stone formations.

According to scientists, the LHS 1140 system may be more appropriate directories to search for extraterrestrial life than Proxima b or TRAPPIST-1, the newspaper writes European southern observatory.

The video below shows what to look for flight from the Earth to 1140b.