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Submission + - New 'super-Earth' found in space

Elsan writes: According to multiple sources: "The European Southern Observatory is reporting that they have found the most Earthlike planet yet orbiting another star. It has about 1.5 times the Earth's diameter, and five times its mass. This makes it the smallest extrasolar planet yet found (two other planets have already been found orbiting that star, with 15 and 8 times Earth's mass)."

The planet is wam enough for water to be a liquid. "So what we may have here is a terrestrial planet with liquid water on its surface."