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Column: Habitable planets do exist, need not be Earth replicas

  • UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO AT ARECIBO

    ILLUSTRATION BY MARTHA HERNANDEZ / MHERNANDEZ@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Astronomers discovered the potentially habitable super- Earth Gliese 667Cc in 2012 using the Keck telescope on Mauna Kea. Super-Earths have masses slightly larger than Earth to about 10 Earth-masses.

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