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!

Link: https://english.elpais.com/usa/2021-11-11/the-impossible-planet-being-observed-by-two-nobel-laureates.html

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