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Newly Announced Super-Earth May Be The Closest Exoplanet Discovered Yet

Gliese15Ab is a newly discovered planet roughly five times the mass of Earth. Researchers aren't sure what the planet's atmosphere is like, and it's close enough to its parent star to heat it past the boiling point of water. But the most interesting thing about Gliese 15Ab isn't how close it is to its star. It's how close it is to us.

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Nearby 'Super-Earth' May Be Able To Support Life

A newfound alien world might be able to support life – and it’s just a stone’s throw from Earth in the cosmic scheme of things. An internatio…

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Nearby ‘Super-Earth’ May Be Able To Support Life

A newfound alien world might be able to support life – and it’s just a stone’s throw from Earth in the cosmic scheme of things. An internatio…

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Alien Planet-Hunting Telescope Tool Snaps 1st Amazing Images (Video, Photos)

A new instrument designed to give scientists a direct look at nearby alien worlds has seen its "first light" in Chile, astronomers announced today (June 4).

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The galaxy may swarm with billions of wandering planets – Bad Astronomy

A new result from astronomers who have spent years peering toward the center of the Milky Way has led to a startling conclusion: there may be billions of Jupiter-sized planets wandering the space between the stars, unbound by the gravity of a parent sun. In fact, there may be nearly twice as many of these …