‘One in a million’ Super-Earth discovered in deep space
Researchers have found a Super-Earth exoplanet they describe as “one in a million” in deep space.
The newly discovered exoplanet is “one of only a handful” that has been discovered that has both a size and orbit similar to Earth. It takes about 617 days to orbit its host star, one that is believed to have just 10 percent the mass of our Sun.
“To have an idea of the rarity of the detection, the time it took to observe the magnification due to the host star was approximately five days, while the planet was detected only during a small five-hour distortion,” Dr. Herrera Martin, the study’s lead author, said in a statement.