Distant Super-Earth Exoplanets Could Have Life

January 6, 2015 10:18 AM

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Distant Super-Earth Exoplanets Could Have Life

Lead researcher Courtney Dressing, of the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics comments that “Our solar system is not as unique as we might have thought. It looks like rocky exoplanets use the same basic ingredients.”

She speaks, of course, of planets that are very much like ours, only located at vast distances of the solar system. She and her colleagues on the team at CfA explain new equipment and better equipment have helped to improve their understanding of the rocky exoplanet formation, which should then help...

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