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A nearby solar system is packed with up to seven planets including three ‘super-Earths’ that may be capable of supporting life, say scientists. The plants orbit Gliese 667C, one of three stars bound together in a triple system 22 light years away in the constellation of Scorpius. Astronomers believe they fill up the star’s ‘habitable zone’ – the orbital region just the right distance away to permit mild temperatures and liquid water. Three of the new worlds are categorised as ‘super-Earths’, meaning they have between one and 10 times the mass of the Earth. If like the Earth they are rocky and possess atmospheres and watery lakes or oceans, they could conceivably harbour life.
SpaceThe Sentinel – June 26, 2013
A passenger jet coming in to land at Heathrow Airport had a near miss with a UFO, newly-released Ministry Of Defence files revealed today. The captain of the Alitalia airliner was so concerned he shouted "look out" to his co-pilot after seeing a brown missile-shaped object shoot past them overhead. The incident in Kent in 1991 was thoroughly investigated by the Civil Aviation Authority and the military. But having ruled out the object being a missile, weather balloon or space rocket, the MoD closed the inquiry and left the matter unsolved.
SpaceThe Sentinel - 20th October 2008
Ministry of Defence staff recorded sightings of a saucer-shaped Unidentified Flying Object hovering over Waterloo Bridge. Files detailing hundreds of sightings of unexplained objects in the skies above Britain have been opened to the public for the first time. Eight files have been released after a Freedom of Information request by UFO researchers.
SpaceThe Sentinel May 14th 2008
The chances of intelligent alien life on other planets is put at about 0.01 per cent. Research by Andrew Watson, of the University of East Anglia, on probabilities from the past four billion years has concluded in Astrobiology that there is probably no one else out there.
SpaceThe Times April 2008
The Beatles’ song Across The Universe will be the first ever to be beamed directly into space next week, Nasa said. Sir Paul McCartney said it was an “amazing” achievement and John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono called it the “beginning of a new age”. The song will be aimed at the North Star, 431 light years away from the Earth.
SpaceThe Sentinel – 1st February 2008
A frozen sea on Mars may harbour life several metres below the surface, according to research by British scientists.

SpaceThe Sentinel – 30th January 2007
Is space exploration worth the money?
In 1967, as America geared up for the Moon landings, Martin Luther King declared that if our nation can spend ...twenty billion dollars to put a man on the Moon, it can spend billions of dollars to put God's children on their own two feet right here on Earth. NASA's Mars rovers each cost £545 million. Bush's Moon hopping dreams come with a $12 billion price tag!
SpaceThe Plain Truth - June / August 2004
Space scientists revealed they have found the biggest known diamond in the universe a 10 billion trillion trillion carat gem.
Astrophysicists in the US, said they found the massive rock on valentine's day, positioned 50 light years away in the constellation Centaurus.
SpaceThe Sentinel, Febuary 17th 2004.