super-Earth planets

Two New Rocky Planets Discovered Close to the Solar System

TESS has struck paydirt again. NASA's planet-hunting spacecraft has found two new super-Earths orbiting a star only 33 light-years away.…

3 months ago

What’s it Like Inside a Super-Earth?

We know a ton about the inside of Earth. We know it has both an inner core and an outer…

7 months ago

Rocky Planets Might Need to be the Right age to Support Life

In a new study, a team of Earth scientists shows how scientists could look for signs of a carbon-silicate cycle…

12 months ago

Astronomers Look at Super-Earths That had Their Atmospheres Stripped Away by Their Stars

A new study examines two rocky exoplanets (TOI-1634b and TOI-1685b) that appear to have been stripped of their atmospheres.

12 months ago

Ocean Worlds With Hydrogen-Rich Atmospheres Could be the Perfect Spots for Life

A new study has identified another class of exoplanet that could drastically increase the odds of finding life beyond the…

1 year ago

Larger Rocky Planets Might be Rare Because They Shrunk

Researchers at the Flatiron Institute's Center for Computational Astrophysics published a paper last week that just might explain a mysterious…

1 year ago

Gliese 486b is a Hellish World With Temperatures Above 700 Kelvin

The CARMENES consortium recently discovered a super-Earth just 21 light-years away that will be the perfect test case for exoplanets…

2 years ago

It's Starting to Look Like Super-Earths Really are Just Great big Terrestrial Planets

New research shows there is a divide between how gas planets and rocky worlds form.

2 years ago

Super-Earth Conditions Simulated in the Lab to Discover if They’re Habitable

Researchers recently simulated what geological conditions would be like on Super-Earths, and found that a few known exoplanets are worth…

2 years ago

Heard of Mini-Neptunes and gas-Dwarfs? Here's a new one: sub-Earths

A new study suggests that planets smaller than Earth form much later than large planets, which could point to a…

2 years ago