Frigid planet detected orbiting nearby star

An artistic impression of a sunset from Barnard's star on a newly detected planet dubbed "Super Earth," in this handout photo provided November 14, 2018. European Southern Observatory/M. Kornmesser/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A frozen and dimly lit planet, dubbed a “Super-Earth,” may be orbiting the closest single star to our solar system, astronomers said on Wednesday, based on two decades of scientific observations. The planet, estimated to be at least 3.2 times more massive than Earth, was spotted circling Barnard’s Star, a type of […]

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