Eleven light-years away, an Earth-sized world orbits a cool, red star, and it may be just right for life.
The planet, known as Ross 128b, completes an orbit of its star, Ross 128, about once every 10 days, according to new research published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.
While a 10-day orbit might bake a world around a sun-like star, Ross 128 isn’t at all like the sun.
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The relatively nearby red dwarf star is small and cool, so Ross 128b’s 10-day orbit could actually make it ideal for life to develop. …
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