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‘Super Venus’ is not habitable

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 02:12 PM

‘Super Venus’ in another solar system is not habitable, so why did the media say it was?


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In June, the popular press went wild. A planet had been discovered that was so much like Earth it was heralded as our best bet for supporting life. Positioned 16 light years away, Gliese (or GJ) 832c was a mere hop from home and there were rumours a popular coffee shop chain had already applied for planning permission.

And this was all utterly wrong.

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