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Light From Super Earth 55 Cancri E Detected, An Astronomical First


By: Tariq Malik
Published: 05/08/2012 05:59 PM EDT on SPACE.com

Light from an alien "super-Earth" twice the size of our own Earth has been detected by a NASA space telescope for the first time in what astronomers are calling a historic achievement.

NASA's infrared Spitzer Space Telescope spotted light from the alien planet 55 Cancri e, which orbits a star 41 light-years from Earth. A year on the extrasolar planet lasts just 18 hours.

The planet 55 Cancri e was first discovered in 2004 and is not a habitable world. Instead, it is known as a super-Earth because of its size: The world is about twice the width of Earth and is super-dense, with about eight times the mass of Earth.

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Wow, so they just discovered something they already knew in the first place that there is life out there on another planets. I suppose next they are going to tell us that there is water in the oceans, or oxygen in the air. I love how they released the little tidbits of information that are basically meaningless. They are the know the truth, it's just a bunch of ignorant scientist excited about nothing.