Chris Riccomini

32 days ago

A New Exoplanet May Be Most Promising Yet in Search for Life

nytimes.com

It is a rocky orb about one and a half times the size of Earth, about 40 light years from here. It circles a dwarf star known as LHS 1140 every 25 days, an orbit that puts it in the “Goldilocks” zone where temperatures are conducive to liquid water and perhaps life as we know it.