Does Proxima Centauri b Have Liquid Water?

Does Proxima Centauri b Have Liquid Water?
Scientists at Marseille’s Astrophysics Laboratory in France have used computer simulations to calculate some size and surface details about our nearest exoplanetary neighbour. Normally analysis of an exoplanet’s dimensions is done using measurements in its host stars brightness as the exoplanet transits across in front of it from Earth’s perspective. However, no such transit has occurred with Proxima Centauri b as of yet. So instead the team in Marseille had to rely on computer simulations. And those simulations seem to predict that Proxima Centauri b is covered in liquid oceans.

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-planet-star-nearest-sun-oceans.html

Posted: Thu 06 Oct 2016

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