An inhospitable exoplanet could help astronomers narrow down the search for aliens

The planet is so hot that gold, silver, and copper would all be liquids on its surface.
By Chris Young | Interesting Engineering |

INTERESTING ENGINEERING - "The pressure from the star's radiation is immense, enough to blow a planet's atmosphere away," explained Michelle Hill, UC Riverside astrophysicist and the co-author of the study.

Earth's own atmosphere is also degraded over time by the Sun, but processes on Earth, including volcanic emissions, replenish the atmosphere at the same time.



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