Venus-like Exoplanet

Dana Berry / Skyworks Digital / CfA
August 18, 2016
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Planet in foreground silhouetted against sun
Dana Berry / Skyworks Digital / CfA

This artist's conception shows the rocky exoplanet GJ 1132b, located 39 light-years from Earth. New research shows that it might possess a thin, oxygen atmosphere - but no life due to its extreme heat.

Image: Dana Berry / Skyworks Digital / CfA