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Light From Alien Planet Seen

Cambridge : United Kingdom | May 09, 2012 at 8:04 AM PDT
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Spitzer Space Telescope spotted light from the , which orbits a star 41 light-years from Earth...The planet 55 Cancri e was first discovered in 2004 and is not a habitable world. Instead, it is known as a super-Earth because of its size: The world is about twice the width of Earth and is super-dense, with... FULL ARTICLE AT Fox
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A NASA image shows an artist's concept illustration of the first view of a Super Earth, the planet called "55 Cancri e"
A NASA image shows an artist's concept illustration of the first view of a Super Earth, the planet called "55 Cancri e"
 
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    Super-Earths planets that are larger than our own but lighter than giant planets like Neptune have been discovered before through indirect measurements, but the planet 55 Cancri e is the first to have its infrared light measured directly. It's also...

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