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Getting to know super-Earths


October 15, 2014

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Results from NASA's Kepler mission have indicated that the most common planets in the galaxy are super-Earths--those that are bigger than Earth but smaller than Neptune. We have no examples of these planets in our own solar system, so Heather Knutson, assistant professor of planetary science at the California Institute of Technology, and her colleagues are using space telescopes to try to find out more about these worlds. Full Story

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