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Wade Hampton III

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Eyeball Planets

PostFri Mar 08, 2019 3:31 am

Eyeball planets may quite possibly be one of the most interesting planetary concepts.
These planets are “tidally locked,” meaning that one side of the planet will always
face the star (The moon is also tidally locked around earth.)
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Because one side will always face the star, these planets are interesting targets
in the pursuit of extraterrestrial life. Hypothetically, in a “warm” eyeball planet,
the side facing the star will be made of rock with liquid present on the dark side.
In a “cold” eyeball planet, the side facing the star will host liquid whereas the
rest is composed of ice and rocks.
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Depending on the star’s heat, the planet’s proximity to the star, and the presence
of liquid water, these planets could host life.

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