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A new 'super Earth' that is four times bigger than our own planet has been spotted orbiting a star just 36.5 light-years away. The exoplanet Ross 508b was discovered in the habitable zone of a faint red dwarf. Pictured is an artist's impression of a super Earth orbiting a red dwarf

‘Super Earth’ exoplanet four times bigger than our planet is discovered

Meet Ross 508b: Scientists discover a ‘SUPER EARTH’ exoplanet four times bigger than our own planet orbiting a star 36.5 light-years away New ‘super Earth’ that is four times bigger than our own planet has been spotted The exoplanet, named Ross 508b, is orbiting a star that is 36.5 light-years away Previous research suggests the …

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Ancient Tooth From Young Girl Discovered in Cave Unlocks Mystery of Denisovans, a Sister Species of Modern Humans

A close-up of the tooth from a ‘birds-eye’ viewpoint. Credit: Fabrice Demeter (University of Copenhagen/CNRS Paris) Denisovans, a sister species of modern humans, inhabited Laos from 164,000 to 131,000 years ago with important implications for populations out of Africa and Australia. What connects a finger bone and some fossil teeth discovered in a cave in …

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Over 1,000 New Asteroids Discovered Hidden in Hubble Archives

Over 1,000 New Asteroids Discovered Hidden in Hubble Archives

Researchers have found over 1,700 asteroid trails in archived Hubble data from the last 20 years. While many of the asteroids are previously known, more than 1,000 are not. What good are another 1,000 asteroids? Like all asteroids, they could hold valuable clues to the Solar System’s history.   As time passes and more and …

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