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Possible 'Super-Earth' planet discovered nearly 4 light years away from Earth


The nearest star to our sun, Proxima Centauri, may actually be host to two planets, including a "Super-Earth," according to a new study.

The research, published in Science Advances, notes that there is "evidence of a possible second planet" orbiting around the star, 4.2 light-years from Earth. If it is indeed a planet, the celestial object, potentially known as Proxima c, could well be what's known as a "super-Earth," an exoplanet that has a mass larger than Earth but smaller than Neptune.


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