Super earth Found. Photo Credit NASA

Super Earth Found

“NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has detected light coming out from a ‘Super-Earth’  planet beyond our solar system for the first time.” NASA reported.

Do you know what a Solar System is ? Let us refresh, Solar System consists of a star and all the objects going around it. Something like this in the picture. Sun is the star here.

Solar System

There are more solar systems like this. NASA recently found another planet, called 55 Cancri e. It is a Super Earth. Super Earth are planets which are more massive than our home world but lighter than giant planets like Neptune. It goes around a bright star, called 55 Cancri, in a mere 18 hours. Wow! That is a super fast planet because our Earth takes 365 days or 8760 hrs to go around the sun.

Now let us wait and see if life exists on this planet? Aliens maybe….

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3 responses to “Super Earth Found”

  1. arusha Avatar

    wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwcool space is my favourite subject in science.

  2. gayatri Avatar

    18 hours?Wooooooooooooooow!

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