NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has discovered a new super-Earth using its new K2 mission.
Astronomers made the first ever observation from a ground-based telescope of a super-Earth passing in front of a nearby Sun-like star, a development that could spur them in their search for signs of life on alien planets from afar.
Astronomers have discovered a new type of planet - a rocky world weighing 17 times as much as Earth.
European astronomers have said that the smallest planet yet detected outside our Solar System, dubbed ‘Super Earth’, appears to have a solid surface.
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