European Southern Observatory

Researchers discover a “super-Earth” type planet – GJ 536 b

November 21, 2016

Scientists have discovered a “super-Earth” type planet, GJ 536 b, in orbit around a nearby very bright star. The exoplanet has a mass of around 5.4 Earth masses and is not within the star’s habitable zone. It is orbiting a star much smaller and cooler than the sun. The...

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