Super Earth

Brazilian astronomers discover 2 new planets

Brazilian astronomers discover 2 new planets

The two new planets, dubbed "super Neptune" and "super Earth", are the first to be discovered by Brazilian astronomers since the discovery in 2015 of a planet similar to Jupiter, according to Brazil's G1 news website on Friday.

Nov 05, 2016, 13:01 PM IST
Planet X: Is there a super-Earth at the edge of our solar system?

Planet X: Is there a super-Earth at the edge of our solar system?

This controversial study has dealt with a healthy dose of skepticism and two major conclusions have been drawn.

Dec 15, 2015, 18:09 PM IST
Solar system once harboured 'super-earths'

Solar system once harboured 'super-earths'

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have found that our solar system may have once harboured super-earths - planets larger than the Earth but smaller than Neptune.

Mar 24, 2015, 12:55 PM IST
NASA's Kepler spacecraft discovers new exoplanet

NASA's Kepler spacecraft discovers new exoplanet

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has discovered a new super-Earth using its new K2 mission.

Dec 19, 2014, 13:38 PM IST
Detection of super-Earth transit extends terrestrial frontier

Detection of super-Earth transit extends terrestrial frontier

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.

Dec 02, 2014, 10:07 AM IST

New planet found that weighs 17 times more than ours

Astronomers have discovered a new type of planet - a rocky world weighing 17 times as much as Earth.

Jun 03, 2014, 09:53 AM IST

‘Super Earth’ has rocky surface: Astronomers

European astronomers have said that the smallest planet yet detected outside our Solar System, dubbed ‘Super Earth’, appears to have a solid surface.

Aug 07, 2009, 12:17 PM IST