Exo-Planet ‘Wolf 1061c’ in News

Wolf 1061c or WL 1061c is an exoplanet orbiting within the habitable zone of the red dwarf star Wolf 1061 in the constellation Ophiuchus, about 13.8 light years from Earth, making it the second-closest known potentially habitable exoplanet to Earth, after Proxima Centauri b.

It is the second planet in order from its host star in a triple planetary system, and has an orbital period of 17.9 days.

Wolf 1061c is classified as a super-Earth exoplanet as its estimated radius is greater than 1.5 R⊕.

In an attempt to search for life outside Earth, an astronomer has studied an exoplanet called Wolf 1061c and found that the celestial body could be habitable.