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Thread: Scientists find "Super Earth" orbiting nearby star

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    Scientists find "Super Earth" orbiting nearby star

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5819006/?GT1=4529

    It is an awesome find. In the distand future it would be probobly one of the planets humans are likely to visit. Gravity might be a problem though. Without gravity manipulation technology landing, surviving and lifting off from such a planet is going to be a challenge.

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    It doesn't seem so hospitable when you look at it closely;
    see this thread
    http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=15938

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    Well this planet is not inhospitable but it is interesting. A planet so big yet rocky is unusual.

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