Planet with Water?

Planet with Water?

Image Credit: Flickr User David Matthew Parker, via CC


Scientists have discovered traces of water on a planet named HR8799c , outside our solar system. The enormous  planet is 130 light years away from Earth and about seven times heavier than the largest planet on our solar system, Jupiter. Just to give you an idea how big the planet is, Jupiter is 318 times heavier than Earth!

So is it possible that planet HR8799c might have life?

No. That is not even a remote possibility as the planet HR8799c does not have any traces of a gas called methane which is indicative if any life. Also the surface temperature of the planet is more than 1000C. Ouch! That’s very hot!



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