India  
NewsR.in
> >

Scientists Suggest Barnard’s Star Hosts Icy Planet With Potential for Alien Life

Video Credit: Wochit - Duration: 00:56s - Published < > Embed
Scientists Suggest Barnard’s Star Hosts Icy Planet With Potential for Alien Life

Scientists Suggest Barnard’s Star Hosts Icy Planet With Potential for Alien Life

According to a report by Geek.com, scientists have discovered that a recently discovered super-Earth exoplanet orbiting Barnard's Star, could potentially host primitive life.

According to Villanova University astrophysicist and study co-author Edward Guinan, despite the planet's freezing surface, "Geothermal heating could support ‘life zones’ under its surface, akin to subsurface lakes found in Antarctica." The discovery of Barnard's Star b was reportedly announced back in November of 2018 in a paper published by the journal Nature.

Geek.com reports that the massive exoplanet has a mass of at least 3.2 times that of our planet, orbits a cool, low-mass red dwarf in about 233 days, and is about 9 billion years old.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

You Might Like


Recent related videos from verified sources

Mysterious Planet Nine could be discovered in a decade [Video]Mysterious Planet Nine could be discovered in a decade

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA — New research suggests we might be able to spot the mysterious Planet Nine sooner than we thought. In 2016 scientists from California Institue of Technology published..

Credit: TomoNews US     Duration: 02:14Published

Could a Dyson Sphere Harness the Full Power of the Sun? [Video]Could a Dyson Sphere Harness the Full Power of the Sun?

In a thought experiment, Physicist Freeman Dyson popularized the concept of a structure that could trap 100 percent of a star’s energy. Dyson claimed that advanced civilizations or extraterrestrials..

Credit: Seeker     Duration: 03:35Published

Environmentally friendly: newsR is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 newsR Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest