Astronomers discover new earth-like planet



(NECN) – Astronomers have announced a pretty spectacular discovery.  It’s an earth-like planet they say could have the conditions to support life.

The planet, known as Gliese 581G, is located in the habitable “Goldilocks Zone,” which isn’t actually too far off from earth.
    
Astronomers say the planet could contain liquid water, and also could have the proper surface, gravity and atmosphere.
    
It does not rotate, so one side is always bright and hot, the other dark and cold. Scientists say that right in the middle of those two areas, it would be considered “short sleeve shirt weather.”

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Getting away from it all: Underwater Florida hotel named as one of world’s …



By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 5:36 PM on 26th September 2010

An underwater motel in Key Largo, Florida, has made it onto an exclusive list of the best places to escape from everything.

To enter the Jules Undersea Lodge guests have to scuba dive 21ft through a lagoon before they even get to step – or swim – through an entrance at the bottom of the hotel.

It joins nine other hotels named as the most remote by the US Forbes magazine.

Beating the crowds: The only interruption is the fish in the Jules Undersea Lodge

Beating the crowds: The only interruption is the fish in the Jules Undersea Lodge

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside: The Jules Undersea Lodge at Key Largo in Florida is a former underwater laboratory accessible via a 21ft scuba dive

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside: The Jules Undersea Lodge at Key Largo in Florida is a former underwater laboratory accessible via a 21ft scuba dive

FORBES’ TOP TEN REMOTE HOTELS

1. Bloomfield Lodge, Cairns, Australia

2. Winterlake, Alaska, US

3. Kokopelli’s Cave, New Mexico, US

4. Jules Undersea Lodge, Florida, US

5. The Andean Cottage, Peru

6. The Beach House at Manafaru, Maldives

7. Desroches Island Resort, Seychelles

8. Hotel Arctic, Greenland

9. Petit St Vincent Resort, St Vincent and the Grenadines

10. Garvault Hotel, Sutherland, Scotland

The lodge may be underwater but it boasts that it can still offer guests “creature comforts” where guests can watch the fish from the windows while experiencing a “wonderful adventure in undersea living”.

Other hotels on the list include Kokopelli’s Cave in New Mexico, which is 70ft underground and carved near the Mesa Verde National Monument and guests have to clamber down a ladder to reach the entrance.

The hotel, which is carved from 65-million-year-old sandstone rock prides itself on remarkable views and, built deep within a cliff, guarantees visitors peace and quiet.

And for those who really want to escape any kind of distraction, the Winterlake Lodge in Alaska offers a tiny but, most importantly, extremely remote destination.

Visitors can expect spectacular scenery at the lodge, which is built on Alaska’s historic Iditarod Trail, and are promised seclusion during their stay.

Going to new depths: Kokopelli's Cave promises peace and quiet

Going to new depths: Kokopelli’s Cave promises peace and quiet

Oh, so quiet: The Winterlake Lodge in Alaska guarantees seclusion

Oh, so quiet: The Winterlake Lodge in Alaska guarantees seclusion

Monte Burke, of Forbes, told The Daily Telegraph: ‘Why a remote hotel?

‘In this super-connected world, vacations often just become mobile work offices.

‘At these remote hotels, especially if you build in time for actually getting there and back, you can really find that restorative solitude.

‘And while some of these hotels are pretty pricey, going remote doesn’t always means breaking the bank.’

Brrrrrr: Hotel Arctic, situated on the edge of the Ilulissat Ice Fjord in Greenland offers an igloo experience

Brrrrrr: Hotel Arctic, situated on the edge of the Ilulissat Ice Fjord in Greenland offers an igloo experience

Lap of luxury: The Desroches Resort is an island in the Seychelles, just 6km long and 1km wide (aerial view below)

Lap of luxury: The Desroches Resort is on an island in the Seychelles, just 6km long and 1km wide (aerial view below)

 


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Ponvert Says HP’s Choice of Apotheker Is `Reactive Hire': Video



Management CV's Ponvert Discusses HP's CEO Selection

 

Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) — Renny Ponvert, chief executive officer of Management CV, talks about Hewlett-Packard Co.’s appointment of former SAP AG Chief Executive Officer Leo Apotheker as CEO and president. Ponvert speaks with Pimm Fox and Julie Hyman on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Renny Ponvert, chief executive officer of Management CV, talks about Hewlett-Packard Co.’s appointment of former SAP AG Chief Executive Officer Leo Apotheker as CEO and president.

Ponvert speaks with Pimm Fox and Julie Hyman on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock.” (Source: Bloomberg)

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