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New Earth-like exoplanet discovered orbiting star 52 light years away

Astronomers found and confirmed the existence of a new Earth-like exoplanet orbiting red dwarf Gliese 3929. The star is 52 light years away and has about a third of solar mass. The exoplanet is about 20 % heavier than Earth and 15 % bigger. However it orbits very close to its star and therefore is too hot for life as we know it.

Exoplanet orbiting red dwarf star

Related stars in catalogue

Star Star type Distance
(light years)
Exoplanets
part of star image
part of star image
Gliese 3929 Red dwarf 51.6
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