Super-Earth practically next door could be habitable
Less than 100 light years away, the new super-Earth could have fantastic beachfront properties.
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It’s only 42 light years away, it could have liquid water, and it’s more than seven times bigger than our planet (in mass). So once we destroy this one, we’re all set.
This latest super-Earth is called HD 40307g. It may sound like a tax form, but it’s almost guaranteed to be paradise. It’s right in a sweet spot orbit around HD 40307, a smaller star than the sun in the constellation of Pictor, where liquid water is possible. And the IRS can’t reach…
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