An Astronomical First: Ground Telescope Spots Transiting Habitable Planet

December 2, 2014 2:10 AM

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The exoplanet 55 Cancri e has been observed passing in front of its star for the first time by a ground-based telescope. What do we know about this strange planet?(Photo : NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC))

The exoplanet 55 Cancri e has been observed passing in front of its star for the first time by a ground-based telescope. What do we know about this strange planet?

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