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GJ667Cc – earth 2.0?

February 4, 2012 Leave a comment

A team of astonomers under direction of Guillem Anglada-Escudé has reported a new exoplanet called GJ667Cc. It circles a red dwarf with a period of 28.15 days and a minimum mass of 4.5 times the mass of earth. It lies in the habitable zone and is therefore a good candidate to support life. Its distance from earth is 22 lightyears.

Source: Original paper