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    Default article claims hints of "life supporting features" when there's no such thing



    this is the worst hype i can remember recently

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    Default Re: article claims hints of "life supporting features" when there's no such thing

    Article claims a fair bit can be deduced about the planets size and composition of its crust...but given the variation of the compositions of rocky planets in our solar system, that's a dubious claim to make. (Mars verses Earth, for example). As to the habitable zone...for a red dwarf like the primary, that would likely mean the planet is tidally locked, which presents a whole slew of issues.

    earthlike, very likely not.

    Still, there's been a few threads here about the possibility of microbes on Mars or one or another of Jovian moons, so maybe something similarly exotic is possible on that exoplanet. way too little info to make definitive claims, though.

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    Default Re: article claims hints of "life supporting features" when there's no such thing

    it's merely an account of the raw elemental abundances. not even chemistry. it's a puff pastry chock full of equine excrement!
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