But don't go having dreams of blue skies, opal oceans and lush, alien forests - this world would likely choke any life (well, life as we know it).
"Given the large mass of the planet, it seems likely that it would possess a massive atmosphere, which may well render the planet inhospitable," said co-investigator Chris Tinney, also of UNSW. "A denser atmosphere would trap heat and could make it more like a super-Venus and too hot for life."
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Like Venus, Gliese 832c is probably enduring intense warming caused by a runaway greenhouse effect. In this case, although the planet's orbital location should allow liquid water to persist, any water would likely be ripped apart on a molecular level by intense atmospheric heating and ultraviolet light from the star, a process known as dissociation.
Of course, the astronomers have no idea what chemicals are contained within Gliese 832c's atmosphere. The world was discovered through its gravitational pull on its parent star, so no information about its atmosphere (if it indeed has one) and any water it contains is known. The wobbling effect (which can be detected through precise radial velocity measurements) was detected by combining observations by the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) at Siding Spring Observatory, Australia, the 6.5 meter Magellan Telescope and the European Southern Observatory's 3.6 meter telescope (both located in Chile).