Is Kapteyn B Not to Be?
The hypothetical super-Earth Kapteyn-b compared to Earth. Image credit: The Planetary Habitability Laboratory/University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo
Are the ancient planets discovered around Kapteyn’s Star for real?
As the saying goes, all that glitters isn’t gold, and the same could be said in the fast-paced hunt for exoplanets. In 2014, we reported on an exciting new discovery of two new exoplanets orbiting Kapteyn’s Star. The news came out of the American Astronomical Society’s 224th Meeting held in Boston Massachusetts, and immediately grabbed our attention. The current number of exoplanet discoveries as of July 2015 sits at 1,932 and counting.(…)
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