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Are you rocky or are you gassy? Carnegie astronomers help unlock the mysteries of super-Earths

8 Feb 2018, 15:56 UTC
Are you rocky or are you gassy?  Carnegie astronomers help unlock the mysteries of super-Earths ESO/M. Kornmesser

Pasadena, CA— A star about 100 light years away in the Pisces constellation, GJ 9827, hosts what may be one of the most massive and dense super-Earth planets detected to date according to new research led by Carnegie’s Johanna Teske. This new informationprovides evidence to help astronomers better understand the process by which such planets form.

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