Mega Earth Found; Weighs 17x Heavier Than Our Planet

June 3, 2014 8:28 AM

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An exoplanet that's heavier than the Earth has been discovered. The mega-earth discovery was made by astronomers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, reports Huffington Post.

Officially named Kepler-10c, the planet was found way back in 2011 via NASA's Kepler space telescope but Huffington Post notes that it is only now when researchers were finally able to distinguish its chemical composition and identified its mass.

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