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The interesting thing about Corot-9b, however - as compared to other such planets glimpsed so far across the vasty voids of interstellar space - is that it lies at such a distance from its parent sun that liquid water could perhaps exist in its vicinity. An international team of scientists has calculated that temperatures at the planetary "gaseous surface" are "expected to be between 160 degrees and minus 20 degrees Celsius", according to Dr Henri Boffin of the European Southern Observatory. The ESO's groundbased instruments also contributed to the research.
Originally posted by Aresh Troxit
reply to post by Hellsmight
Yes, that is the down side of it all. Nonetheless, we are getting at it ever so slowly. It should be really interesting in 40 or 50 years!
I hope they do find moons around the planet, tho.