New Planet Dubbed ‘Mega Earth’

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NASA’s Kepler telescope discovered a surprise planet which they officially named Kepler-10C, but due to it’s size gave it the nick name Mega Earth.

NASA determined Kepler-10C was formed 11 billion years ago and it orbits a star 560 light years away from Earth.

Scientists say it’s diameter is 2.3 times that of Earth’s, although it’s unlikely the planet sustains life because of its proximity to the parent star and the extremely hot surface.

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