This Hellish Planet Orbits its Star Every 18 Hours. How Did it Get There?

Astronomers discovered 55 Cancri e in 2004. That was five years before NASA's Kepler planet-hunting spacecraft was launched, and exoplanet…

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Light From a ‘SuperEarth’ Detected for the First Time

[/caption] The star 55 Cancri has been a source of joy and firsts for planet hunters. Not only was it…

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