A new earth has been found at a neighborly star. I like that. A nice-looking artist’s impression is above.
So earlier I see this thread on ATS reporting the reporting of a considered conclusion that this place is a lot like here.
It’s only four light years away.
Here is the OP of the thread (Sorry ATS, but hardly anybody clicks things around here. You’ll see.)
Member is offline.posted on Oct, 6 2016 @ 02:01 PMHi, there!
We all know the potentially Earth-like Planet that was found in the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri, our neighbour sun, in August this year, Proxima B
So, looks like scientists are as interested as we are on this guy.
A team including CNRS astrophysicists have calculated the size and surface properties of the planet dubbed Proxima b, and concluded it may be an “ocean planet” similar to Earth.
The planet orbits within a “temperate” zone from its host star Proxima Centauri, some four light years from us.
“Contrary to what one might expect, such proximity does not necessarily mean that Proxima b’s surface is too hot” for water to exist in liquid form, said a CNRS statement.
Ok, it’s just a “may be”, but if they’re dropping these infos, it must be something!
Proxima Centauri is smaller and 1,000 times weaker than our Sun, which means Proxima b is at exactly the right distance for conditions to be potentially habitable
“The planet may very well host liquid water on its surface, and therefore also some forms of life,” the statement said.
They dropped a few numbers and calculations, that you can all check in Here, but this got my attention.
“In this case, Proxima b would be covered by a single, liquid ocean 200 km deep,” said the CNRS.
“In both cases, a thin, gassy atmosphere could surround the planet, like on Earth, rendering Proxima b potentially habitable,” it concluded.Oceans.Atmosphere.Say no more!This feels good. This is exactly the sort of stuff I need to make it through.“Cap’n, there be whales here!”Peace