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Rocky ‘Super-Earth’ Planet Discovered near Milky Way’s Old Star

Rocky ‘Super-Earth’ Planet Discovered near Milky Way’s Old Star

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Scientists have discovered a huge 'super Earth' planet near one of the oldest stars in the galaxy. - Science news - The planet, called TOI-561b, is about 50 per cent larger than Earth, but requires less than half a day to orbit its star.This is partly due to the planet's close proximity to its star, which also results in blistering surface temperatures of over...

Rocky Planets Orbiting Dead Stars May Be Ideal to Search for Life

Rocky Planets Orbiting Dead Stars May Be Ideal to Search for Life

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Some very powerful telescopes will see first light in the near future. One of them is the long-awaited James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). One of JWST's roles - and the role of the other upcoming 'scopes as well - is to look for biosignatures in the atmospheres of exoplanets. - Science news - Now a new study is showing that finding those biosignatures on...