Sunday, June 29, 2014

Gliese 832c: Potentially Habitable Super-Earth Discovered 16 Light-Years Away

The newly discovered exoplanet, labeled Gliese 832c, has an orbital period of 35.68 days, a mass 5.4 times that of Earth's and receives about the same average energy as Earth does from the Sun.

Gliese 832c might have Earth-like temperatures, albeit with large seasonal shifts, given a similar terrestrial atmosphere.

"If the planet has a similar atmosphere to Earth it may be possible for life to survive, although seasonal shifts would be extreme," Prof Tinney said.

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