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SPACE: Another Super Earth Found

Super Earth
Art by M. Weiss

It seems like only yesterday when scientists announced the discovery of yet another “super-Earth.” Last year, a half-lava, half-rock world, dubbed 55 Cancri e, was found around 40 light-years from Earth and was determined to be twice the size of our home planet.

And now it has happened again.

Researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) have announced the discovery of a new super-Earth, designated LHS 1140b, orbiting the habitable zone of a small red dwarf star, LHS 1140, about 39 light-years away. (It’s 4.2 light-years from our sun to the nearest star, Proxima Centauri.)

By Lee Speigel – Full Story at HuffPost

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1 thought on “SPACE: Another Super Earth Found”

  1. Very cool. It would be pretty amazing to discover other life or at least another place where our over populated planet could retreat to…
    Thank you for sharing this!!

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