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Super-Earth: Newly discovered exoplanet may be most promising yet in search for signs of life

Earlier, astronomers have discovered a number of nearby exoplanets - or planets outside our solar system - that could harbour life like Proxima b and the seven TRAPPIST-1 planets.

Apr 20, 2017, 10:05 AM IST

Temperature map of super-Earth reveals a world of lava - Watch!

The map of super-Earth 55 Cancri e was created using temperature data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Mar 31, 2016, 18:55 PM IST

'Forbidden' substances on super-Earths may help sustain life

"Forbidden" substances can increase heat transfer rates and strengthen magnetic fields on massive Earth-like planets that may eventually help harbour living organisms, scientists say.

Jan 03, 2016, 13:54 PM IST

Diamond `super-earth` may not be `so precious`

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.

Oct 09, 2013, 13:56 PM IST

Super-earth Gliese 1214 b likely to have a water-rich atmosphere

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.

Sep 04, 2013, 14:00 PM IST

Hidden identity of super-Earth unveiled

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.

Jul 02, 2013, 11:33 AM IST

New super-Earth that may be just right to support life found

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.

Nov 08, 2012, 13:02 PM IST

ESA’s new satellite to study super-earths in 2017

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.

Oct 20, 2012, 12:49 PM IST

NASA`s Spitzer detects light of alien `Super-Earth`

NASA`s Spitzer Space Telescope has detected light emanating from a "super-Earth" planet beyond our solar system for the first time.

May 09, 2012, 18:57 PM IST

Super-Earth unlikely to transfer life to other planets

Scientists believe that conditions suitable for life might exist on Planet d, known as “super-Earth” in the Gliese 581 planetary system.

Mar 21, 2012, 14:14 PM IST

Super-Earth discovered that supports life

Scientists have discovered a potentially habitable super-Earth orbiting a nearby star.

Feb 03, 2012, 11:19 AM IST

NASA confirms `super-Earth` that could hold life

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.

Dec 06, 2011, 08:51 AM IST

Multi-polar solar system `discovered`

Scientists have discovered what they claim is an unusual multiple-planet solar system containing a `super-Earth`.

Oct 05, 2011, 13:06 PM IST

Newly found super-Earth could be a waterworld: Scientists

A `super-Earth` discovered recently some 40 light years away could be covered with water vapour.

Dec 02, 2010, 20:09 PM IST

Astronomers spot `super-Earth` 80 light years away

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."

Jan 10, 2010, 18:31 PM IST

Scientists say "super-Earth" has rocky surface

Detailed data about the smallest planet ever found outside our solar system suggest it is a rocky "super-Earth" world very like our own, European astronomers have said.

Sep 18, 2009, 11:30 AM IST