At the beginning of the 21st Century monsters still roam the remote, and sometimes not so remote, corners of our planet. It is our job to search for them. The Centre for Fortean Zoology [CFZ] is - we believe - the largest professional, scientific and full-time organisation in the world dedicated to cryptozoology - the study of unknown animals. Since 1992 the CFZ has carried out an unparalleled programme of research and investigation all over the world. Since 2009 we have been running the increasingly popular CFZ Blog Network, and although there has been an American branch of the CFZ for over ten years now, it is only now that it has a dedicated blog.

Monday, 21 April 2014

POSSIBLY HABITABLE PLANET DISCOVERED



An habitable planet might contain all manner of life forms and a possible one was discovered on April 17th.  It circles the star Kepler, a red dwarf cooler than the sun.  The planet is named Kepler-186f.  It is about 10% larger than Earth and is in the right zone for sustaining life, but we do not yet know if it harbors water or, indeed, of what its atmosphere is composed.  It is 500 light years away from Earth.

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