Newly Discovered Planet: Hot, Muggy And (Maybe) Liveable
Sort of like Washington, D.C., in the summer:
“It would feel like a steam bath — hot, sticky and beyond uncomfortable.”
That’s how The Associated Press describes the way scientists are describing “HD 85512 b … a newly discovered planet about 35 light-years from Earth in the constellation Vela.”
t’s the second planet outside our solar system that seems to be orbiting in “the habitable zone” around its star, according to the European Southern Observatory, which today (9/12) announced the discovery of HD 85512 b and more than 50 other plants around other stars. In that habitable zone, “water may be present in liquid form if conditions are right,” the ESC adds.