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The Oceans of 70 Virginis

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Credit:        John Whatmough
Image Number:        004
Created:        1996
Available Resolution:        1024x768

The planet orbiting 70 Virginis is close enough to its sun that liquid water may exist on its moons. Here, we stand at the edge of a sea on a moon about the size of Mars. We can only speculate on the possibilities of life in such an environment.

This image is Copyright by John Whatmough, all rights reserved.