A rocky ‘super-Earth’ with the potential for liquid water is found 39 light-years away

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 13:31 in Astronomy & Space

Astronomers say they’ve pinpointed a potentially habitable planet that might offer our best chance of characterizing an alien atmosphere in the near future. The planet LHS 1140 b, described in the journal Nature, provides a tempting target for astronomers looking to probe an exoplanet’s thin but...

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