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An alien world reported to be the first known planet to consist largely of diamond appears less likely to be of such precious nature, a new analysis has shown.
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 14:00
A research team from Japan has used the Subaru Telescope to observe the water-rich atmosphere of a super-earth, 40 light-years from our planet.
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 11:33
Astronomers have discovered a planet not much more than twice Earth`s diameter and a little less than eight times its mass, about 70 light-years from our world.
Last Updated: Thursday, November 08, 2012, 13:02
Astronomers have discovered a new super-Earth planet around a nearby star that may have an Earth-like climate and be just right to support life.
Last Updated: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 12:49
Researchers will be focussing on studying planets around other stars will in a new small Science Program mission, Cheops that is expected to launch in 2017, ESA has announced.
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 09, 2012, 18:57
NASA`s Spitzer Space Telescope has detected light emanating from a "super-Earth" planet beyond our solar system for the first time.
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 14:14
Scientists believe that conditions suitable for life might exist on Planet d, known as “super-Earth” in the Gliese 581 planetary system.
Last Updated: Friday, February 03, 2012, 11:19
Scientists have discovered a potentially habitable super-Earth orbiting a nearby star.
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 06, 2011, 08:51
In another step toward finding Earth-like planets that may hold life, NASA has said the Kepler space telescope has confirmed its first-ever planet in a habitable zone outside our solar system.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 05, 2011, 13:06
Scientists have discovered what they claim is an unusual multiple-planet solar system containing a `super-Earth`.
Last Updated: Thursday, December 02, 2010, 20:09
A `super-Earth` discovered recently some 40 light years away could be covered with water vapour.
Last Updated: Sunday, January 10, 2010, 18:31
US astronomers have detected the second smallest exoplanet ever discovered with a mass just four times heavier than the Earth, adding to a growing number of low-mass planets dubbed "super-Earths."
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