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Potentially Habitable Super-Earth is a Prime Target for Atmospheric Study

19 Apr 2017, 17:01 UTC
Potentially Habitable Super-Earth is a Prime Target for Atmospheric Study Harvard CfA

The study of alien worlds is entering its next phase as astronomers amass the best planets outside our Solar System to look for signs of life. A newly discovered "super-Earth" orbiting in the habitable zone of a nearby small star, has catapulted itself to the top of that list.

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