Earth-Like "Super Earth" Discovered

26/08/2022

image source : Benoit Gougeon, Université de Montréal.

Atonomi has an especially amazing one: a potential "super Earth" covered in water!

image source : Benoit Gougeon, Université de Montréal.

A Super Earth is a planet that is much larger than Earth and has an atmosphere and climate similar to Earth’s.

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One of the main reasons is that its atmosphere is composed of about fifty percent oxygen, which is much higher than on Earth. Another plus is that the surface temperature is pleasantly mild, averaging about twenty degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit).

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Recently, astronomers announced that they had discovered a planet similar to Earth in the habitable zone of a sun-like star. Dubbed "Kepler-1625b," this planet lies within the so-called "Goldilocks Zone" - meaning that it is not too cold or too hot for liquid water to exist on the surface

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Kepler-1625b was discovered using data from the Kepler telescope, which has been used to detect more than 2,000 planets by monitoring the small decrease in light coming from a target star when an orbiting Earth-like planet transits in front of it.

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The search for habitable exoplanets continued this week with the discovery of a “super Earth” orbiting a sun-like star

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