Habitable Super-Earth Does Exist According To Scientists

March 10, 2015 5:59 PM

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Astronomers at the University of Hertfordshire and Queen Mary University in London have dismissed a 2014 claim by Dr. Paul Robertson at Pennsylvania State University and his colleagues which said that the super-Earth in question, Gliese 581d, did not exist and was the result of noisy data caused by starspots.

The new study, which was published last week in the journal Science, claims that the statistical technique used in the 2014 study is inadequate when it comes to identifying small planets such as Gliese 581d.

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