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'Earth-like' Exoplanet Likely Not Habitable

An exoplanet thought to be the most Earth-like may not be habitable after all due to the large amount of radiation it receives, researchers said. Writing in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, researchers at the University of Warwick say Kepler-438b has likely had its atmosphere “stripped away” due to “superflaring” of its star, the Red Dwarf Kepler-438. The researchers said the flaring occurs regularly “every few hundred days,” and are many times more powerful than...

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