Astronomers Discover Earth Sized Exoplanet With Life Potential

Today the Washington Examiner newspaper has an astronomy story about an exoplanet discovered in the Southern Hemisphere Constellation of Crater.

Located about 90 light years from Earth, the user friendly named “LP 791-18d” is slightly larger than Earth, tidally locked to it’s star, but has a large amount of Volcanic activity that could sustain an atmosphere.

The planet was spotted using data from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, as well as the retired Spitzer Space Telescope, and several ground-based observatories.

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