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Fraser
2011-May-23, 07:20 PM
  Today at the American Astronomical Society conference in Boston, the Kepler team announced the confirmation of a new rocky planet in orbit around Kepler-10. Dubbed Kepler-10c, this planet is described as a “scorched, molten Earth.” 2.2 times the radius of Earth, Kepler-10c orbits its star every 45 days. Both it and its*smaller, previously-discovered sibling [...]

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Squink
2014-Jun-02, 11:41 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler-10c

Sounds like the core of a former hot Jupiter. The host G type star has had 11.9 billion years to work on any primordial hydrogen atmosphere.