Friday, January 20, 2017

Wolf 1061

phys.org: Astronomers search for signs of life on Wolf 1061 exoplanet
...the (upcoming) James Webb Space Telescope...will be able to detect atmospheric components of the exoplanets and show what's happening on the surface.

2 comments:

Glenn Klotz said...

Wolf 1061c is orbiting Wolf 1061 in the habitable zone in about the same place Earth is but it's orbit isn't the same as ours in other ways and nobody knows much beyond that. We'll have to wait till the Webb telescope is deployed to really start to explore these worlds in more detail. There is a belief among other Astronomers that there probably are other planets circling around Alpha Centauri a triple star system only 4 light yrs. away. We already know of a few planets circling in the habitable zone of the closest star to us in that system the red dwarf Proxima Centauri. It's just a matter of time before we find a planet that we can say has water and probably some kind of life. It's a ways off yet, but well within most people's life time that are alive today.

Jim Sande said...

Wow, it's stunning. I might live to see some of this.