Today the folks behind Weather Break are celebrating the 800th episode of the program by looking beyond the traditional limits of our topics — the weather and the climate of the Earth — and examining the possible climate of one of the new, so-called exoplanets that has been discovered in recent months. Gliese 581g made headlines around the world when its discovery was announced a few months ago because it is believed to be the most Earth-like planet yet found outside of our solar system. However “Earth-like” this new world may be, its atmosphere and its climate are undoubtedly very different from what we have here on Earth due to the fact that one side of the planet always faces its star and the other side is in perpetual darkness and cold. What does that mean for the weather and climate of Gliese 581g? Tune in to today’s episode of Weather Break to find out!
Here are some examples of webpages with news about the discovery of Gliese 581g: