posted on Oct, 28 2013 @ 08:44 AM
....from what I read they detected it via its heat signature, which means the planet -has- heat. Don't planets NEED their parent stars FOR heat?
Very interesting IMO
That question is based on our current understanding of planetary formations and physics. Just like scientists thought moons around planets not in the
goldilocks zone would be frozen wastelands, which has been proven to be not true.
Maybe this planet is composed of elements we have not discovered yet. Maybe it is in an orbit around an object we have not detected yet?
Maybe its a Dyson Sphere
Maybe its core is composed of more than one major element that interact with each other, producing a lot of heat?
Personally speaking I think we should develop a means for humans to travel to it and study it? I wish we could get more scientific discovery in the
media and less politics and the lesser of who cares.
I would rather spend our military budget on science and space exploration rather than ways to kill our fellow man 10 times to the infinite degree