Newly discovered planet may have water on its surface

Newly discovered planet may have water on its surface. Anthony Watts pastes in a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa press release about a newly discovered planet that appears to be in the “Goldilocks Zone” where liquid water can exist. If you want to learn more that Anthony’s “Look! A pony!” post, try Bad Astronomy.

Although its merely 20 light years away it’s calculated to be at least three times the Earth’s mass. So not a good fall-back position if we take Anthony’s word that global warming isn’t bad (and also isn’t happening).

One thought on “Newly discovered planet may have water on its surface

  1. Not only should the deniers be following this search for other habitable planets, they should be helping to finance it. And volunteering for the cryogenic research experiments that will make the long voyages possible.

    The colonizing starship will be named (not the Enterprise) the ‘Tipping Point Surprise’.

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