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Rocky planet neighbor looks familiar, but is not Earth’s twin

10 Jul 2018, 05:01 UTC
Rocky planet neighbor looks familiar, but is not Earth’s twin ESO/M. Kornmesser

Last autumn, the world was excited by the discovery of an exoplanet called Ross 128 b, which is just 11 light years away from Earth. New work from a team led by Diogo Souto of Brazil’s Observatório Nacional and including Carnegie’s Johanna Teske has for the first time determined detailed chemical abundances of the planet’s host star, Ross 128.

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