Venus-like exoplanet might have oxygen atmosphere, but not life

Posted by on August 18, 2016 2:26 pm
Categories: Science

The distant planet GJ 1132b intrigued astronomers when it was discovered last year. Located just 39 light-years from Earth, it might have an atmosphere despite being baked to a temperature of around 450 degrees Fahrenheit. But would that atmosphere be thick and soupy or thin and wispy? New research suggests the latter is much more likely.

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