Une planète recouverte d'un gigantesque océan? Extrait de la nouvelle:
This August’s thrilling discovery of an Earth-like, potentially habitable rocky world in the star system closest to our own sent shockwaves through the scientific community. Now, a new study has concluded that Proxima b is likely to be an ocean world blanketed by a thin atmosphere.
The discovery was made by a team of astronomers and astrophysicists from France’s National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).
“The planet may very well host liquid water on its surface, and therefore also some forms of life,” a statement from CNRS read. “The planet could be an ‘ocean planet’, with an ocean covering its entire surface, and similar water to some icy moons around Jupiter or Saturn.”