Exoplanet Gilese 581b Now Found to Be a Viable ‘New Earth’

Exoplanet Gilese 581b Now Found to Be a Viable ‘New Earth’

In 2009, astronomers discovered an exoplanet, identified as Gilese 581b, that possessed the right conditions to harbor liquid water on its surface. The exoplanet is described as a “super-Earth”, as it is seven times larger. However, in 2014, after conducting further research, astronomers reneged on their thoughts about the validity of their initial findings. They […]