Alien Life Could Exist On Frozen And Rocky ‘Super-Earth’ Just Six Light-Years Away, Study Finds

Barnard b is a recently discovered Super-Earth planet orbiting Barnard’s Star, Villanova University researchers revealed their find at the American Astronomy Society (AAS) in Seattle.

A giant Super-Earth just six light years away could still have the potential to harbor primitive life, researchers have found.

Barnard b (or GJ 699 b) is a recently discovered Super-Earth planet orbiting Barnard's Star, making it the second nearest star system to the Earth.

The planet is believed to be extremely cold, with temperatures is similar to Jupiter's moon, Europa, at around -150°C (-238°F).

However, researchers say it could have a large, hot iron/nickel core and enhanced geothermal activity, which would allow life to flourish.