Discovery alert! A nearby super Earth

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Cool! A nearby “Super Earth” –   only 21 light-years away in the inner habitable zone of its small, red ‘M dwarf’ star. Almost 3 times more massive than Earth, this exoplanet is 21 light-years away. It takes only two weeks to orbit its star, closer than Mercury is to the Sun. But since M dwarf stars are cool compared to our Sun, the planet still has the potential for water.

Discovery alert! A nearby super Earth

NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program, the search for planets and life beyond our solar system.

Source: exoplanets.nasa.gov/news/1459/discovery-alert-a-nearby-super-earth/

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