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PACK YOUR BAGS! Boffins spot Earth-size planet most likeliest yet to harbor alien life

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"LHS 1140b is ten times closer to its star than the Earth is to the Sun..."

So if, by some chance, the planet has hydrogen in it's atmosphere, then it's almost certainly phase locked. In fact any planet in the habital zone of an M dwarf is likely to be phase locked.

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