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

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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.

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

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