This video says about itself:
16 Cygnus b is a gas giant located 70 light years from Earth, but it swings in and out of its habitable zone. Could life exist here?
From Discovery News:
Rocky Exoplanets May Be ‘Squishy’ Worlds
‘Super-Earths’ may contain hot minerals that morph into liquid metals, potentially generating life-protecting magnetic shields.
By Irene Klotz
Thu Nov 22, 2012 02:00 PM ET
Planets beyond the solar system that are bigger than Earth but smaller than gas giants like Neptune could have oceans of liquid metal and life-protecting magnetic shields.
Under the heat and pressure that exist inside super-Earths, magnesium oxide and other minerals commonly found in the rocky mantles of the terrestrial planets, transform into liquid metals, laboratory tests show.
The research has implications for understanding conditions on super-Earths, including whether they might be favorable for supporting life.
‘MAYBE WE HAVEN’T SEEN ANY ALIENS BECAUSE THEY’RE ALL DEAD’ “Absent signs of life, astronomers are starting to look for extraterrestrial nuclear wars and pandemics.” [Nautilus]
- Magnetic shields may protect life on super-Earths – Times of India (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
- New earth-like planet discovery (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Super-Earths Get Magnetic ‘Shield’ from Liquid Metal (space.com)
- Magnesium oxide: From Earth to super-Earth (sciencedaily.com)
Are super-Earths really mini-Neptunes?:
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