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"What are 'Super-Earths' and could they be more habitable than Earth?"

Super-Earths could be more habitable than Earth. Image: Unsplash/NASA

Chris Impey

University Distinguished Professor of Astronomy, University of Arizona

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A super-Earth is any rocky planet that is bigger than Earth and smaller than Neptune. Image: The Conversation.

Most exoplanets are discovered by looking for how they dim the light coming from their parent stars, so bigger planets are easier to find. Image: The Conversation.

One of the newly discovered super-Earths, TOI-1452b, might be covered in a deep ocean and could be conducive to life. Image: The Conversation.

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