Reply to post: Lack of liquid water

Pack your bags! NASA's latest exoplanet hunter satellite finds its first Earth-sized world in a habitable zone – and it's only 100 light years away

Duncan Macdonald Silver badge

Lack of liquid water

Within a few million years of the planet becoming tidally locked, all the moisture would be locked up in a permanent icecap on the dark side of the planet. The light side of the planet would be drier than the Atacama desert in Chile.

The lack of water vapor in the atmosphere would lead to the dark side being even colder as water vapor is a major greenhouse gas.

Not habitable - even the area around the terminator would be totally lacking in water.

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