Re-thinking an alien world

Forty light years from Earth, a rocky world named ’55 Cancri e’ circles perilously close to a stellar inferno. Completing one orbit in only 18 hours, the alien planet is 26 times closer to its parent star than Mercury is to the Sun.

If Earth were in the same position, the soil beneath our feet …

Source:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-re-thinking-alien-world.html

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