Another Potentially Habitable ‘Super-Earth’ Is Discovered

Researchers during a Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) have announced a find of a new super-Earth, designated LHS 1140b, orbiting a habitable section of a tiny red dwarf star, LHS 1140, about 39 light-years away. (It’s 4.2 light-years from a object to a nearest star, Proxima Centauri.)


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