Published on June 2nd, 20140
Scientists have just discovered the “Godzilla of Earths”
BOSTON — Scientists have just discovered the “Godzilla of Earths” — a new type of huge and rocky alien world about 560 light-years from Earth.
Dubbed a “mega-Earth,” the exoplanet Kepler-10c is 17 times as massive as our planet and circles a sunlike star in the constellation Draco. The mega-Earth is rocky and also bigger than “super-Earths,” which are a class of planets as much as 10 times as massive as Earth.
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