Super-Earths found orbiting sun-like stars | COSMOS magazine

Sun-like stars have for the first time been found to harbour super-Earths – rocky planets larger than Earth but smaller than ice giants like Neptune.

Unlike stars previously known to harbour super-Earths, both of the stars discovered are similar to the Sun in size, age and other properties – for the first time suggesting that low-mass planets may be common around nearby stars.

via Super-Earths found orbiting sun-like stars | COSMOS magazine.

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