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Scientists discover a rare ‘Super-Earth’ at centre of the Galactic Bulge galaxy
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Scientists discover a rare ‘Super-Earth’ at centre of the Galactic Bulge galaxy

The planet — one of the handful to have been discovered to date — is comparable to Earth in terms of both size and orbit.

Scientists discover an 'exceptional' planetary system that might be key to understanding how other systems form
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Scientists discover an 'exceptional' planetary system that might be key to understanding how other systems form

The six-planet system, that was observed by the SOPHIE spectrograph, includes a "super-Earth" and five "mini-Neptunes".

Neptune-like exoplanet, two temperate super-Earths found orbiting nearby stars
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Neptune-like exoplanet, two temperate super-Earths found orbiting nearby stars

The potentially-habitable planets are fairly close to their suns, making them prime targets for next-gen telescopes.

How we detected water on a potentially habitable exoplanet for the first time
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How we detected water on a potentially habitable exoplanet for the first time

For a planet to be habitable, it needs to be in the habitable zone where water can exist in liquid form.

Water found on super-Earth planet, that orbits dwarf star, 110 light-years away
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Water found on super-Earth planet, that orbits dwarf star, 110 light-years away

There is hydrogen as well as Helium, Nitrogen and Methane may exist, but it can't be detected with any instrument.

NASA's TESS discovers a super-Earth 31 light-years away, could harbour life
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NASA's TESS discovers a super-Earth 31 light-years away, could harbour life

The exoplanet is more massive than our own blue planet and is located outside the solar system.

Freezing Super Earth just six light years away could harbour alien life: Study
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Freezing Super Earth just six light years away could harbour alien life: Study

The exoplanet Barnard b was confirmed as existing just recently after 20 years of observations.

Astronomers find a treasure trove of Neptune-sized 'Super Earths' hiding in dust
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Astronomers find a treasure trove of Neptune-sized 'Super Earths' hiding in dust

Super Earths could be forming around young stars in much greater numbers than scientists have thought.

ESO's HARPS confirms nearby super-Earth orbiting the fastest moving star in our sky
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ESO's HARPS confirms nearby super-Earth orbiting the fastest moving star in our sky

The newly-discovered exoplanet is orbits the fastest moving star in our night sky: Researchers.

Astronomers discover three small super-Earth planets 100 light years away from our solar system
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Astronomers discover three small super-Earth planets 100 light years away from our solar system

All of them are categorised as super-Earths, that is, with masses that are larger than Earth's but less than Neptune's, the study said

Earth-like conditions discovered by researchers on planet K2-18b which is 111 light years away
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Earth-like conditions discovered by researchers on planet K2-18b which is 111 light years away

While studying K2-18b the researchers also located another planet which was in the same solar system called as K2-18c.

A rocky super-Earth discovered in orbit around a nearby cool star may harbour life
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A rocky super-Earth discovered in orbit around a nearby cool star may harbour life

A rocky exoplanet orbiting in the habitable zone of a red dwarf star may be the best place found so far to look for signs of life beyond the Solar System.

Brazilian astronomers discover two new exo-planets orbiting a sun like star
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Brazilian astronomers discover two new exo-planets orbiting a sun like star

A team of Brazilian astronomers has discovered two new planets around a star similar to the sun known as HIP 68468.

NASA's Kepler spacecraft discovers 'super-Earth' planet
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NASA's Kepler spacecraft discovers 'super-Earth' planet

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft which is carrying out a new mission has made its first exoplanet discovery - a 'super-Earth'.

Two Earth-size planets spotted around distant star
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Two Earth-size planets spotted around distant star

Astronomers have found a pair of Earth-sized planets orbiting a star similar to the sun, though neither are believed to be suitable for life.