Water World: New Super-Earth Found Near Distant Star

Pack your bags. But leave the bottled water behind; you might not need it. Scientists have found a planet orbiting another star -- 22 light-years away -- and of all the hundreds of so-called exoplanets so far discovered, this one is, lead researcher Guillem Anglada-Escude said, "the new best candidate to support liquid water and, perhaps, life as we know it." The planet is labeled GJ 667Cc, found in the constellation Scorpio, and it would seem at first to be a very alien world. It is about...Full Story
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