Conditions for lifeEdit
If moons circle the planet, they might have temperatures similar to Earth's and possibly liquid water. However, the planet's orbit takes it so far from its star that any oceans on the moons would freeze. Life could potentially survive on such moons if they were massive enough to retain a dense heat-trapping atmosphere like Saturn's moon, Titan, said Fritz Benedict at the University of Texas.
- ↑ Astronomy magazine, pg. 44: "Does life exist on this explanet?"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Space.com, Nearest Planet Beyond Solar System Might Be Photogenic, by Ker Than | October 9, 2006