Super Earths

The Challenges of an Alien Spaceflight Program: Escaping Super Earths and Red Dwarf Stars

According to two new papers submitted by a Harvard Professor and an independent scientists, extra-terrestrials might have a hard time…

3 years ago

A New Planetary System Has Been Found with Three Super Earths

A team of astronomers recently discovered a system of three exoplanets that are just 100 light years from Earth, making…

3 years ago

Two new Super-Earths Discovered Around a Red Dwarf Star

While examining a previously-discovered exoplanet, an international team of astronomers discovered a second Super-Earth around the star.

3 years ago

Discovery Of A Nearby Super Earth With Only 5 Times Our Mass

An international team of researchers have found another planet orbiting a red dwarf; in this case, a small super-Earth less…

4 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – February 7, 2014: New Impact on Mars & A Wobbly Planet

Host: Fraser Cain Astrojournalists: Scott Lewis, Nicole Gugliucci, Morgan Rehnberg, Brian Koberlein, Elizabeth Howell, Amy Shira Teitel, David Dickinson This…

7 years ago

Transiting Super-Earth Detected Around Naked Eye Star

One of the first known stars to host an extrasolar planet, was that of 55 Cancri. The first planet in…

10 years ago

Ripped to Shreds, Exoplanet Suffers Painful Death

[/caption] WASP-12b, discovered in 2008, is a real outlier among the 400 or so exoplanets discovered to date. Not that…

11 years ago

Second Smallest Exoplanet Found

[/caption] Planet hunters have detected an extrasolar planet that is only four times the mass of Earth, making it the…

11 years ago