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Extrasolar 'Super Earth' is first to have an atmosphere

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posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 08:30 PM
Quite an Interesting read...i tried to search it with no finds, so hopefully this hasnt been posted. As well as i hope its in the right section. =]

Astronomers Wednesday reported the discovery of the first known "Super Earth" with an atmosphere, a water world orbiting a nearby red-dwarf star.
The detection of the planet only a bit larger than Earth, reported in the journal Nature, raises hopes of upcoming star surveys spotting another planet like ours.

Quite interesting times we are living in...

Moon with water...

posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 09:07 PM
reply to post by kaskade

Thanks for posting

I really find these interesting... I wonder how long it will be before they we become advanced enough to view these planets as clear as we do mars and jupiter from lightyears away... that would be something.

Imagine what creatures lie beyond us.


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