This ‘super-Earth’ seems lovely, until you look up

The Extinction Chronicles

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/super-earth-seems-lovely-until-213646934.html

Mike WehnerMon, April 19, 2021, 2:36 PM·3 min read

Earth is great, but what if it were bigger? So-called “super-Earths” are rocky worlds like our own but are several times bigger, and could offer us a new home if we ever were to leave our solar system. Some of the super-Earths that scientists have discovered are too far away from their star to be warm enough for liquid water, so those are a no-go. Some are within or near the habitable zone, which is great news for us, but the vast majority of those are too distant to consider visiting right now.A newly-discovered super-Eartharound the star GJ-740 is special because it’s very close to Earth, relatively speaking — only 36 light-years — but there’s another problem. It’s very, very hot.

The planet is estimated to be around three times as massive as Earth. That’s a sizeable chunk…

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