300px-HD 85512 b

A pic of a possible world with oceans and clouds!

HD 85512 b is a super earth 36 light-years distance from Earth in the constellation of Vela. It is one of the most Earth-like planets ever found as it is within the hot part of the habitable zone.


  • Hd85512b is 3.6 earth masses
  • Orbits its star at .26 AU
  • takes 54.4 days to orbit


  • The planet was discovered by scientists at University of Geneva, Switzerland(1.)
  • Led by Swiss astronomer Stéphane Udry of the Guaranteed Time Observations (GTO) program of High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS), a high-precision echelle spectrograph installed on ESO's 3.6 m telescope at La Silla Observatory in Chile.(2.)
  • 85512b would likely be a much more tropical planet then the earth as its effective temperature is near 24c compared to 15c for earth.
  • Its larger mass would help it to hold a thicker atmosphere and may of lead to a run away green house. It's possible 85512b could be a massive Venus.




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