Artist’s impression of the newly-discovered rocky exoplanet, LHS 1140b

This planet is located in the liquid water habitable zone surrounding its host star, a small, faint red star named LHS 1140. The planet weighs about 6.6 times the mass of Earth and is shown passing in front of LHS 1140. Depicted in blue is the atmosphere the planet may have retained.

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M. Weiss/CfA

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Auðkenni:eso1712c
Tegund:Uppdráttur
Útgáfudagur:Apr 19, 2017, 19:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1712
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Nafn:LHS 1140b
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Flokkur:Exoplanets
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