Perspectives in Astrobiology

A World of Lava

“This is the only planet of this type that we are able to observe,” says Didier Queloz about 55 Cancri e, an exoplanet which has a hemisphere always facing its sun; temperatures going up to 2,000ºC. But, what’s most interesting about it is that it resembles what the newly born Earth was like in its first 50 million years of life!


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