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Rocky ‘super-Earth’ planet spotted orbiting one of the Milky Way’s oldest stars – Space.com

The universe has been making rocky planets for a long, long time.

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One of the oldest stars in the Milky Way galaxy hosts an unusually hot, rocky “super-Earth” planet
, a new study reports.
Known as TOI-561b, this exoplanet
is about 50% larger and three times more massive than Earth, researchers said. It whips around its host star in a very close orbit, taking less than 12 hours to complete one lap. 
Given this close proximity, TOI-561b has an average surface temperature of over 3,140 degrees Fahrenheit (1,726 degrees Celsius), which is too hot to host any form…

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