Compact System of Super-Earths Found around Lacaille 9352

Compact System of Super-Earths Found around Lacaille 9352
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A team of astronomers from the RedDots project has discovered two super-Earths and a candidate planet orbiting the nearby 4.57-billion-year-old red dwarf star Lacaille 9352 . An artist’s impression of the multiplanetary system of super-Earths orbiting the nearby red dwarf star Lacaille 9352. Image credit: Mark Garlick. At 10.7 light-years away, Lacaille 9352 is the 12th closest star system to the Sun. Also known as Gliese 887, GJ 887 and HD 217987, this red dwarf lies in the southern constellation of Piscis Austrinus. The star is much dimmer and about half the size of our Sun, which means that […]

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