New 'Super-Earth' Spotted

It's seven times the size of our planet, and just 42 light years away

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff | Suggested by AstroDude

Posted Nov 8, 2012 3:25 PM CST

(Newser) – Scientists have found another planet to add to the growing list of potential homes for life. Researchers recently spotted three new planets circling around HD 40307, just 42 light years from Earth, the BBC reports, and one of them is just far enough from the...   Read full story »

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