Did you hear the news? They may have found another earthlike planet. Sure, its year is 13 days long, and it's 20 light years away, but hell, it's still pretty cool, right?
How hot the planet gets, Dr. Udry said, depends on how much light the planet reflects, its albedo. Using the Earth and Venus as two extreme examples, he estimated that temperatures on the surface of the planet should be in the range of 0 degrees to 40 degrees centigrade.And you want to know that in advance, trust me. You do not want to drive the 120 trillion miles out there only to find that she just wants to cuddle.
“It’s just right in the good range,” Dr. Udry said. “Of course, we don’t know anything about its albedo.”