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originally posted by: TerraLiga
Unfortunately we only have one example of life to call upon, so this colours our views a little.
It would be great to see a variety of complex multi-cellular creatures wandering vast and wondrous landscapes, but I’d guess all humanity will ever see in regards to extra-terrestrial life will be under the lens of a microscope. But who knows!
quickly inflict cancer sounds pretty bad unless we can get some miracle cure, i guess we could try to build shielded habitats or underground?
The planet orbits the cool dwarf star K2-18, which is about 110 light-years from Earth in the constellation Leo. Given the high level of activity of its red dwarf star, the planet may be more hostile than Earth and is likely to be exposed to more radiation, according to the study. The radiation would be harsh enough to quickly inflict any human visitors with cancer, the study authors said.
The good news is that as it’s such a large planet the gravity will be higher and any creatures should be smaller!