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Astronomers Find an Astonishing ‘Super-Earth’ That’s Nearly as Old as The Universe – ScienceAlert

It turns out that planets can live a very long time indeed.

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It turns out that planets can live a very long time indeed.
Around one of the galaxy’s oldest stars, an orange dwarf named TOI-561 just 280 light-years away, astronomers have found three orbiting exoplanets – one of which is a rocky world 1.5 times the size of Earth, whipping around the star on a breakneck 10.5-hour orbit.
Obviously an exoplanet so close to its star isn’t likely to be habitable, even if it is rocky like Earth, Venus and Mars. It would have a temperature of 2,480 Kelvin, tidally…

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