Coolest exoplanet science of 2020

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Although K2-18b is about 3 times the size of and 8 times the mass of Earth, it could have life-sustaining water.

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Scientists discovered a new super Earth orbiting near the center of the galaxy with a 617-year orbit around its star. Read more.

Temperatures rise so high on exoplanet


that it rains

liquid iron.

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Exoplanet Kepler-1649c is nearly the same size as Earth and receives 75% the light from its own star that Earth receives from the Sun — making it one of the most Earth-like planets found so far. Read more.

Exoplanet WASP-79b’s sky could be yellow. Read more.

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