Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Are super-Earths really mini-Neptunes?

Hey Space Placers!

Here is an interesting article about how Super Earths, exoplanets that are a few times larger than Earth, could be Neptune type planets. That is, Earth sized rocky cores that are surrounded by an gaseous atmosphere like we think makes up our Neptune or also Uranus.

Check it out: http://www.ras.org.uk/news-and-press/224-news-2013/2217-are-super-earths-really-mini-neptunes

Sky Guy in VA

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