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Space news: New planet ‘super-Earth’ Gliese 486b discovered light-years away could be home to rivers of lava –

It may be a bit warm for us, but Earth’s hot new neighbour will help scientists learn whether similar planets might be habitable for humans.



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A new planet deemed a super-Earth has been discovered in what scientists have described as a dream.
The new rocky planet, called Gliese 486b, was found around 26 light-years away from Earth – making it a close neighbour, galatically speaking.
The planet is bigger than Earth and much hotter, with a surface temperature of 430C.
It orbits a red star and while it cant support human life, for obvious reasons, its hoped Gliese 486b will help scientists learn whether similar planets might be habitable…

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