Date: 12/07/2018 12:17:10
From: Tau.Neutrino
ID: 1251205
Subject: Exoplanet Ross 128b Likely Has Temperate Climate: Study

Exoplanet Ross 128b Likely Has Temperate Climate: Study

Understanding which chemical elements are present in a star in what abundances can help astronomers estimate the makeup of planets that orbit them, which can help predict how similar the planets are to the Earth. Dr. Diogo Souto of Brazil’s National Observatory and co-authors have determined detailed chemical abundances of Ross 128, a cool star just 11 light-years from Earth that’s known to host a potentially habitable planet 1.35 times more massive than our own. The team’s work appears in the Astrophysical Journal Letters (arXiv.org preprint).

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Date: 12/07/2018 12:23:22
From: Bubblecar
ID: 1251207
Subject: re: Exoplanet Ross 128b Likely Has Temperate Climate: Study

“Big fat Earths” are an interesting category of planet. Planets a good deal bigger than ours but rocky and with other Earth-like characteristics.

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Date: 12/07/2018 13:18:19
From: The Rev Dodgson
ID: 1251223
Subject: re: Exoplanet Ross 128b Likely Has Temperate Climate: Study

Bubblecar said:


“Big fat Earths” are an interesting category of planet. Planets a good deal bigger than ours but rocky and with other Earth-like characteristics.

Earths of generous proportions, if you don’t mind.

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