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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Found: Super-Earth -- and only 40 light-years away!

December 16, 2009
Astronomers announced today that they have discovered a "super-Earth" orbiting a red dwarf star 40 light-years from Earth. They found the distant planet with a small fleet of ground-based telescopes no larger than those many amateur astronomers have in their backyards.


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