Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 3 weeks ago

Is kepler 186-f habitable?

How much do we know about it?

8 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    Lol, Matt has correct answer

  • 3 weeks ago

    Almost nothing is known about the planet, least of all whether it is "habitable" or not. Maybe it would be wise to treat all commentary on the subject with some healthy skepticism, as these "discoveries" depend on data that is barely discernable from noise. Retractions are not unusual in such circumstances.

    A few wags make all manner of bizarre conjectures about almost everything that is discovered up in space these days, so there is no reason why a newly discovered planet would be exempt from such indignity.

    For want of data, it would be most prudent to just imagine a craggy rocky globe orbiting its' dim and insignificant star every 130 days, pretty much like most all inner solar system objects in our solar system.

  • 3 weeks ago

    It may well have Liquid water

     But it is not receiving as much Energy as Earth

    It is doubtful if any Evolution has taken place in such circumstances

  • 3 weeks ago

    From NASA's brief summary:

    "Kepler-186f orbits its star once every 130 days and receives one-third the energy that Earth does from the sun, placing it near the outer edge of the habitable zone. If you could stand on the surface of Kepler-186f, the brightness of its star at high noon would appear as bright as our sun is about an hour before sunset on Earth."

    Sounds to me like it'd be too cold for life to thrive, if it evolved there at all...

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  • poldi2
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    There is no way to know if it is habitable.

    Its in the zone of its star where liquid water could exist on its surface, but that doesn't mean the planet is habitable.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Kepler-186f is an exoplanet orbiting the red dwarf Kepler-186, about 557.7 light-years from the Earth. It is the first planet with a radius similar to Earth's to be discovered in the habitable zone of another star. 

    and that is all we know about. habitability is unknown. Atmosphere, if any, is unknown. Life is unknown. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    More habitable than white trash red states

  • Robert
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    The only thing we know is that if NASA discovered it, then it belongs to the U.S.

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