posted on Mar, 3 2014 @ 11:12 PM
remember a smallish super earth isn't necessarily a "no go" for gravity. it could be less metal rich than earth or otherwise have less dense materials
which would result in lighter gravity than it's size would imply. since several of the super earths
are "only slightly super" super earths this might be a possibility. though super earths have other drawbacks besides gravity. like potential or even
probable crushing atmospheres, possibly no tectonics even if not tidally locked, and without tectonics oceans and surface water may not exist.
but the good news is all the super jupiters. these mean super moons and lots of them. and the bigger ones may even radiate thier own heat. even if
they don't they will reflect the parent star's light and heat onto thier moons. plus by tidal stress they may keep a moons core molten. and if we
don't confine ourselves to terrestrial environments there might be floating gas bag life forms or airborne plants or microbes. or aquatic life or
something more exotic.
edit on 3-3-2014 by stormbringer1701 because: (no reason given)