Scientists Spot Nearby 'super-earth'

Scientists spot nearby 'super-Earth'

Astronomers announced this week they found a water-rich and relatively nearby planet that's similar in size to Earth.

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    03/14/2018 - 7:59 am | View Link
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    03/8/2018 - 9:14 am | View Link
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    03/7/2018 - 9:16 pm | View Link
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    03/17/2018 - 11:38 am | View Website
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