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A new Super Earth detected
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A student at the Institute de Astrofisica de Canaris has uncovered a new super Earth orbiting the star GJ 740, a red dwarf.
It only takes 2.4 days to complete one orbit around it’s star.
This “Super” Earth around GJ 740 has three times the mass of the Earth.
This Earth is a little smaller than Neptune, the fourth largest planet in our solar system after Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus.
This is the planet with the second shortest orbital period around this type of star.
The mass and the period suggest a rocky planet, with a radius of around 1.4 Earth radii.
What is ” super “Earth?
- It’s called a ” super ” Earth because of it’s massive size.
- Super Earths are at least twice the size of our planet and up to 10 times its mass.
- The super Earth around GJ 740 has three times the mass of the Earth.
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