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Nearby Icy World Discovered

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Wade Hampton III

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Nearby Icy World Discovered

PostFri Nov 16, 2018 3:28 pm

The nearest single star to the Sun apparently hosts a big, icy planet.
Astronomers have found strong evidence of a frigid alien world about
3.2 times more massive than Earth circling Barnard's Star, a dim red
dwarf that lies just 6 light-years from the sun. Barnard's Star is our
sun's nearest neighbor, apart from the three-star Alpha Centauri system,
which is about 4.3 light-years away.
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Chill!
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https://www.space.com/42423-barnards-st ... 181115-sdc
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Re: Nearby Icy World Discovered

PostSun Feb 17, 2019 10:25 pm

Newly Found Planet!

It's an exciting find given the planet is only six light-years
away from Earth, making it one of closest worlds outside of
our solar system.
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Barnard’s Star b [GJ] 699 b
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A large world, it is a super-Earth with a minimum of 3.2 Earth
masses. It orbits its red star every 233 days near the snow -
line, a distance where water freezes.
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Hoth-World
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https://www.seeker.com/space/newly-foun ... dy-suggest

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