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NASA’s newest planet-hunting telescope just discovered a ‘super-Earth’ and 2 ‘sub-Neptunes’ less than 75 light-years away — among the closest exoplanets ever found

A powerful orbiting telescope called Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, has discovered a “super-Earth” and two “sub-Neptunes” orbiting a star just 73 light-years away. One of the sub-Neptunes is in the star’s habitable zone – where it’s possible for planets to support life – but scientists think its atmosphere […]
NASA’s newest planet-hunting telescope just discovered a ‘super-Earth’ and 2 ‘sub-Neptunes’ less than 75 light-years away — among the closest exoplanets ever found