Scientists find potentially habitable "super Earth"

11/9/2012 | Los Angeles Times

Astronomers have discovered another potentially habitable planet -- this one just 42 light-years away from Earth -- that could have the right temperature for sustaining liquid water and the proper rotation for a night/day cycle. The "super Earth" known as HD 40307-g is seven times heavier than Earth and is one of six planets found orbiting a dwarf star.

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