Giant 'Eyeball' a Perfect Place to Look For Life Outside The Solar System

Giant 'Eyeball' a Perfect Place to Look For Life Outside The Solar System

An exoplanet identified in 2017 as one of the most promising locations for life to flourish outside the Solar System has just become even more promising – and a whole lot weirder. The alien world LHS-1140b shows signs of being an 'eyeball' planet, with a global ocean capped in ice, and a single, iris-like region some 4,000 kilometers (around 2,500 miles) across permanently gazing at its host star. "Of all currently known temperate exoplanets, LHS-1140b could well be our best …