Monday, 2 June 2014

Kepler-10c: The planet that shouldn't exist

Despite being currently offline, the Kepler space telescope is still turning up surprises. One of them is an Earth-like planet that’s so large that astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics call it a “mega-Earth.” Planet Kepler-10c is 17 times heavier than the Earth, and may require scientists to rethink their ideas on planet formation and the likelihood of life in our galaxy... Continue Reading Kepler-10c: The planet that shouldn't exist

Section: Space

Tags: Exoplanet, Harvard, Kepler Mission, NASA, Space telescope

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