Ground-based telescope spots alien 'Super-Earth'

December 16, 2014 7:26 PM

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Ground-based telescope spots alien 'Super-Earth'

A telescope on the Canary Islands has spotted a planet twice the size of Earth as it passed in front of a star, the first time a planet in this category has been detected by a ground-based telescope.

Finding Earthlike planets beyond our solar system has largely been the work of space-based telescopes, but new observations from a remote island suggest that could change.

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