Scientists the field is expected to super-Earth planets with only 11 light-years away


A team of German astronomers has found two super-Earths near red dwarfs Gliese887 and only a short 11 light years distant to Earth.

Super-Earth planets of mass greater than Earth, but less than those of the ice giant Uranus and Neptune. Two exoplanets-or planets located outside our solar system–is named Gliese887b and Gliese887c, respectively.

Exoplanet is slightly larger than Neptune found close to the Earth

As part of the work of the Red Point event, Gottingen University astronomer Sandra Saffers to write a study of exoplanets published in the journal Science on Thursday.

“These planets will provide the best possibility a more detailed study, including the search for life outside our solar system,”Jeffers wrote.

This multiplanetary system is the newly discovered super-Earth orbiting the nearby Red Dwarf star Gliese887 is seen in this artist's impression. Mark garlic./ Handout via Reuters.

This multiplanetary system is the newly discovered super-Earth orbiting the nearby Red Dwarf star Gliese887 is seen in this artist’s impression. Mark garlic./ Handout via Reuters.

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