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Astronomers Spy A Nearby, Blazing Hot Super-Earth

Super-Earth exoplanets are defined as being larger and more massive than Earth, but smaller and less massive than Neptune (about 17 times Earth’s mass). Some super-Earths orbit near their stars...

Cloudy skies on nearby super-Earth

An artist’s view of the extrasolar planet GJ 1214b, which scientists say has an atmosphere thick with clouds. One of the best-studied nearby extrasolar planets — a body just a...