Astronomers at the University of Canterbury (UC) have found an incredibly rare new Super-Earth planet towards the center of the galaxy. Super Earth has been named GJ 1214b, and its discovery is a giant leap forward into trying to find planets that are similar to ours, and can support life. Discovered by: Ignasi Ribas, et al. The new observations with Spitzer reveal 55 Cancri e to have a mass 7.8 times and a radius just over twice that of Earth. Two 'super-Earths' are discovered orbiting in the habitable zone of one of the brightest red dwarf stars in the sky just 11 light years away. Astronomers have discovered a new crop of super-Earths orbiting a red dwarf star just 11 light-years away. Potential super-Earth found nearby after decades-long hunt. The University of Canterbury (UC), New Zealand, has released a statement that two university astronomers, along with an international team, have discovered a … The technique allows the scientists to measure tiny back and forth wobbles of the star that are caused due to gravitational pull of the planets. Researchers do not think K2-18b is the only super-Earth like this and expect to find others with similar characteristics among more than 4,000 exoplanets that have already been discovered. It was big news in 2016 when astronomers discovered a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri (PC), the nearest star to our sun. But as of now, there is nothing much to get really excited about, as the planet, at around 200 degrees Celsius, seems too hot to sustain much life, and even the ocean surfaces seem to be cloaked in dark fog of superheated steam and other gases. Researchers have found a Super-Earth exoplanet they describe as "one in a million" in deep space. (NLO) – Another “solar system” named Gilese 1061 has up to 3 super-earths, of which 1 super-earth can be a near-perfect enlarged copy of our planet. The planet is one of only a handful that have been discovered with both size and orbit comparable to that of Earth. Artist's impression of the multi-planetary system of newly discovered super-Earths orbiting nearby red dwarf Gliese 887. A "super-Earth" has been discovered orbiting the closest single star to our Sun, scientists said Wednesday in a breakthrough that could shine a light on Earth's nearest planetary neighbours. The astronomers used a gravitational microlensing technique to spot the planet. The data indicate that the planet could be a super Earth, with a mass at least 3.2 times that of the Earth, which orbits its host star in roughly 233 days. ; Two exoplanets have been confirmed, while a third is still awaiting confirmation. The Proxima c is the second possibly habitable planet, though it is believed to be far beyond the snow line or the boundary where water exists only in frozen form. A potential “super-Earth” has been discovered orbiting the closest star to our sun, according to a new study published this week. Over the last year, researchers have found nearby exoplanets that could potentially support life, like Proxima b and the seven TRAPPIST-1 planets. Scientists have characterised the first potentially habitable world outside our own solar system located about 31 light-years away. Date: Nov. 14, 2018. ... An illustration of GJ 357 d, a newly-discovered planet that may harbor life. 4 Minute Read. Astronomers may have finally found an alien world orbiting the science fiction staple known as Barnard's Star. The Super-Earth exoplanet lies close to the centre of the galaxy. Key Facts: Barnard's Star b is the second-closest known exoplanet to Earth. The new exoplanets, called GJ 887b and GJ 887c, were found using a high-precision, planet-finding instrument on the European Southern Observatory’s 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla in Chile. 'Super-Earth' found in deep space, says new research Scientists at the University of Canterbury (UC) have found an incredibly rare new Super-Earth planet towards the center of the galaxy. A Super-Earth was spotted near the galactic center, and it appears to be in the habitable zone of its star. Astronomers have discovered the second-most distant quasar ever found. The smallest super-Earth found as of 2008 was MOA-2007-BLG-192Lb. The super-Earth planet — named GJ 357 d — was discovered in early 2019 owing to NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), a mission designed to comb the heavens for exoplanets, according to the research published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters. An orbit of about 5.2 Earth years around its host star many super-Earths have already been discovered both. 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