New Analysis of Potentially Habitable Exoplanet Makes Us Hungry for Better Telescopes 

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Eleven light-years from Earth, orbiting a dim red star, there’s an exoplanet called Ross 128b that, as we recently reported, has some the best prospects for life of any known distant world. New results may help astronomers figure out what the planet is made of—and they offer more evidence that it might be inside its parent star’s habitable zone.

The international team of researchers analysed data from the high-resolution infrared-measuring instrument on a telescope in New Mexico. They calculated the

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