There may be a habitable, aquatic planet just 40 light years from Earth

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Updated:10/18/2020 09: 56h

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An international team discovered three years ago a super-earth in the habitable zone – the right distance for liquid water to exist – from a small star called LHS 1140, located just 40 light-years away. This rocky extrasolar world like ours but something bigger was then considered one of the most promising to host life, if not the most.

The planet, baptized LHS 1140b, is in Cetus, a constellation that is visible from the southern hemisphere. Now, researchers led by the Center for Astrobiology (CAB, INTA-CSIC) have studied in detail the system to which it belongs and have reached interesting conclusions. Their results suggest that this world may be covered by a great

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