5 Ways New Mega-Earth Changes How We Look at Space
Jun 08, 2021
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 5 Ways New Mega-Earth Changes How We Look at Space

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by TumburuSingh, as reported on WashingtonPost.com

5 Ways New "Mega-Earth" Changes How We Look at Space

Kepler 10c is 17 times the mass of earth, so big that scientists thought it would be a "gas giant"
with no surface.

1

Big, But Not Too Big

Formed 11 billion years ago, when the materials to form a rocky planet were scarce. This Mega-Earth raises to age limit.

2

Old, But Not Too Old

With gravity 3 times stronger than Earth's, this Mega-Earth has held together rock much denser than what we stand on.

3

Strong and Firm

There are plenty of solar systems that could be re-examined for
similar planets.

4

Time For a Second Look

Kepler 10c is too hot, but sunlike stars may warm
habitable Mega-Earths.

5

A Yellow Dwarf Could Light The Way

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