super earth

Super Earth Planet Found Around One of the Closest Stars to us. But it’s Probably a Terrible Place to Live

The Red Dots and CARMENES projects recently announced the discovery of a super-Earth around Barnard's Star, making it the second-closest…

2 years ago

A New Extrasolar Planet Has The Composition of Mercury, but 2.5 Times the Mass of Earth

A team of international astronomers recently discovered a Super Earth with a similar composition of Mercury, and is several times…

2 years ago

Planet With Lava Oceans Also has an Atmosphere, Says New Study

A new study by scientists at NASA JPL has revealed that 55 Cancri e is not a lava planet after…

3 years ago

Three Possible Super-Earths Discovered Around Nearby Sun-Like Star

A recent study involving data collected by the K2 mission has revealed three possible Super-Earths around a nearby Sun-like star.

3 years ago

Another Nearby Red Dwarf Star System, Another Possible Exoplanet Discovered!

A new study from the University of Texas Arlington has indicated that the Gliese 832 system (located just 16 light-years…

3 years ago

Is This The Exoplanet Where Life Will First Be Found?

An international team of scientists has found another rocky planet (LHS 1140b) orbiting a nearby red dwarf star. And it…

3 years ago

Our Sun May Have Eaten A Super Earth For Breakfast

A Super-Earth may have formed in our Solar System's earlier days, and then been destroyed by the Sun.

4 years ago

Is Kapteyn B Not to Be?

Are the ancient planets discovered around Kapteyn’s Star for real? As the saying goes, all that glitters isn’t gold, and…

5 years ago

Kepler ‘K2’ Finds First Exoplanet, A ‘Super-Earth’, While Surfing Sun’s Pressure Wave For Control

It's alive! NASA's Kepler space telescope had to stop planet-hunting during Earth's northern-hemisphere summer 2013 when a second of its…

6 years ago

Alien Planet’s Clear Weather Could Show Way To ‘Super-Earth’ Atmospheres

In an encouraging find for habitability researchers, astronomers have detected molecules on the smallest planet ever -- a Neptune-sized planet…

6 years ago