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super-Earth

n
1. (Astronomy) a hypothetical planet larger than the earth but smaller than the four gas giants Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus, thought to be orbiting the sun beyond the Kuiper belt but nearer than the Oort cloud: its existence is suggested by two known dwarf planets in a similar orbit
2. (Astronomy) any planet with conditions similar to those of the earth, but of much greater size
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Described as a super-Earth, the exoplanet is orbiting its star within the habitable zone 31 light-years away in the constellation Hydra.
Summary: Washington DC [USA], Aug 2 (ANI): In what could be one of the biggest developments in the search for habitable planets, NASA has discovered a "Super-Earth" estimated to be about six times the size of our planet and located a mere 31 light-years away.
A Nasa telescope has uncovered another three planets, which scientists say include the first nearby super-Earth.
'This is exciting, as this is humanity's first nearby super-Earth that could harbor life - uncovered with help from TESS, our small, mighty mission with a huge reach,' Lisa Kaltenegger, a member of the TESS science team, said in the report.
The alien world, named GJ 357 d, is a super-Earth located about 31 light-years away.
NASA'S alien-finder satellite has discovered a super-Earth 73 light years away.
Within the system known as TOI-270 there is a rocky super-Earth slightly larger than our own planet, and two gaseous sub-Neptunes, roughly twice Earth's size.
Within the system known as TOI-270 there is a rocky super-Earth that is slightly larger than our own planet, as well as two gaseous sub-Neptunes, roughly twice Earth's size.
Within the system known as TOI-270, there is a rocky super-Earth that is slightly larger than our own planet, as well as two gaseous sub-Neptunes, roughly twice Earth's size.
The planets orbit a star just 73 light years away and include a small, rocky super-Earth and two sub-Neptunes -- planets about half the size of our own icy giant.
It has also discovered a super-Earth and a rocky world, making three exoplanet discoveries in the first three months since it began surveying the sky in July.