New Super-Earth found in our Back Yard

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Ok, so we have got one more. In our backyard from cosmic distance point of view.

We are talking about a planet orbiting red dwarf star GJ 740.

Red dwarf stars have a mass of 0.10 to 0.50 of that of our Sun, and a temperature between 2400 and 3700 Kelvin.

It is a super-earth, because it is in the Goldi-Locks zone, and has a mass of about 3 times that of Earth, and an orbital period of 3 Years.

This discovery was recently published in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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Author: Secret Revealer

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