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Release No.: 2016-18
For Release: Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 9:00am

Venus-like Exoplanet Might Have Oxygen Atmosphere, But Not Life

artist's conception shows the rocky exoplanet GJ 1132b

This artist's conception shows the rocky exoplanet GJ 1132b, located 39 light-years from Earth. New research shows that it might possess a thin, oxygen atmosphere - but no life due to its extreme heat.

Dana Berry / Skyworks Digital / CfA