Super-earth Close To Red Dwarf Star Top Contender' For Supporting Life
Posted on September 21, 2012 at 07:23:21 am
Gliese 163c, which lies beside a red dwarf star, has a mass of 6.9 times that of Earth and an orbital period of 26 days.
Researchers believe the new-found world's location means it could be a super-earth where liquid water could exist.
-ADVERTISEMENT-Astronomers found it using the European Southern Observatory HARPS telescope (or High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher).