Harvard astronomer recommended exoplanets for real estate investment

Head of Department of astronomy, Harvard University (USA) Abraham Loeb advised exoplanet to purchase the property. The scientist presented in the publication on the website arXiv.org.

“So I suggest to all their wealthy friends to buy property on Proxima b, because its price is likely to rise sharply in the future,” wrote a specialist in the field of theoretical astrophysics.

According to Loeb, the parent exoplanets for Proxima b star, Proxima Centauri, and like him light “provide excellent prospects for life in the distant future, after the Sun dies and becomes a cold white dwarf.” Also the astronomer sees a potential for life system TRAPPIST-1.

About the discovery of Proxima b, nearest to the Sun earth-like exoplanets, it became known on 24 August 2016. Around Proxima Centauri exoplanet rotates in a nearly circular orbit at a distance of 0.05 astronomical unit (7.5 million kilometers). Year on Proxima b lasts 11.2 hours. A celestial body is about 1.3 times heavier than Earth and the average temperature of its surface is close to zero degrees Celsius is only 10 degrees lower than that of the Earth, and several tens of degrees higher than that of Mars.

Star TRAPPIST-1 is at a distance of 39.5 light-years from the Sun in the constellation of Aquarius. On the surface of three out of seven exoplanets orbiting the sun, water can exist in liquid state.