Scientists have characterised the first potentially habitable world outside our own solar system located about 31 light-years away. The smallest super-Earth found as of 2008 was MOA-2007-BLG-192Lb. Both are believed to be super-Earths – exoplanets which have a mass higher than Earth but substantially below those of local ice giants Uranus and Neptune. The astronomers used a gravitational microlensing technique to spot the planet. 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. Those properties place 55 Cancri e in the "super-Earth" class of exoplanets, a few dozen of which have been found. Potential super-Earth found nearby after decades-long hunt. A Super-Earth was spotted near the galactic center, and it appears to be in the habitable zone of its star. (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 University of Canterbury (UC), New Zealand, has released a statement that two university astronomers, along with an international team, have discovered a … It was big news in 2016 when astronomers discovered a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri (PC), the nearest star to our sun. Date: Nov. 14, 2018. Artist's impression of the multi-planetary system of newly discovered super-Earths orbiting nearby red dwarf Gliese 887. ... An illustration of GJ 357 d, a newly-discovered planet that may harbor life. 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. A stronomers have discovered a Super-Earth in orbit around one of the closest stars to the Sun and it may have the conditions to support life.. The planet is one of only a handful which have been discovered with both size and orbit comparable to that of Earth. Researchers have found a Super-Earth exoplanet they describe as "one in a million" in deep space. Rare Super-Earth discovered! The planet is one of only a handful that have 4 Minute Read. ; Two exoplanets have been confirmed, while a third is still awaiting confirmation. Astronomers have discovered the second-most distant quasar ever found. Two further super-Earths were discovered in 2006: OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb with a mass of 5.5 Earth masses, which was found by gravitational microlensing, and HD 69830 b with a mass of 10 Earth masses. A PLANET some 31 light years from Earth is “potentially habitable” by humans, scientists claim. An artist's illustration of the surface of the "super-Earth" planet candidate detected around Barnard's star, which lies just 6 light-years from the sun. 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. [1] 2008. The planet is one of only a handful that have been discovered with both size and orbit comparable to that of Earth. 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. The newly discovered super-Earths lie close to the red dwarf’s habitable zone, where water can exist in liquid form. '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. Discovered by: Ignasi Ribas, et al. 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. However, what makes this world so remarkable is the resulting low density derived from these measurements. 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 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. It’s unclear exactly how many super-Earths have already been discovered, but this one has plenty of company. Astronomers have discovered a new crop of super-Earths orbiting a red dwarf star just 11 light-years away. The Super Earths were discovered based on a technique called “Doppler Wobble”. Image ... Proxima c is at least 6 times bigger than Earth itself and as such is described as a super-Earth. Planet hunters just spotted a new super-Earth that could support life. In the paper, researchers from Italy and Greece propose that the closest super-Earth is not Proxima b, another planet orbiting Proxima Centauri which researchers discovered in … The planet is one of only a handful that have been discovered with both size and orbit comparable to that of Earth. The super-Earth discovery was a fortuitous event that UC described as "one in a million." A new ‘Super-Earth’ planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, which is the Sun’s nearest neighbouring star, has been discovered by scientists, who published the results in the journal Science Advances. Scientists discovered a new ‘super-Earth,’ and want to know if it could sustain life. The newly discovered planet is among only a handful of extra-solar planets that have been detected with both sizes and orbits close to that of Earth, the researchers said in a press release. Mark Garlick They also believe the planets could be rocky, like Earth … The planet's year lasts about 617 Earth days, even though its orbit falls somewhere between those of Earth and Venus around our sun. Astronomers may have finally found an alien world orbiting the science fiction staple known as Barnard's Star. 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. Key Facts: Barnard's Star b is the second-closest known exoplanet to Earth. The Super-Earth exoplanet lies close to the centre of the galaxy. Astronomers at the University of Canterbury (UC) have found an incredibly rare new Super-Earth planet towards the center of the galaxy. A potential “super-Earth” has been discovered orbiting the closest star to our sun, according to a new study published this week. The Astronomers have found that Gliese 887 is active just as the sun. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Chris Smith Scientists have discovered two planets orbiting a red dwarf, including a "Super-Earth," just 120 light-years from Earth. 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. Over the last year, researchers have found nearby exoplanets that could potentially support life, like Proxima b and the seven TRAPPIST-1 planets. The newly discovered super-Earth exoplanet Proxima c, on the right, has an orbit of about 5.2 Earth years around its host star. 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