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A team of international astronomers have discovered a potentially habitable ‘Super Earth’ orbiting a star 137 light-years away.
Astronomers spotted the planet, known as TOI-715b, using NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).
Dr Georgina Dransfield, the University of Birmingham scientist who led the project, says the planet is estimated to be one and a half times bigger than earth- with a rockier surface.
"It could actually turn out to be gassy, which would make it a slightly different classification. There's still a lot to find out about this exciting planet."
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