Exoplanet Super Earth Infographic, Major Discovery: Carl Sagan Was Right

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Written by David Street

Scientists have located an enormous, Earth like exoplanet — it’s at just the right distance from its star that it could support life we know it. Could it have life on there? Could Scientists are calling the giant plant orbiting dwarf star HD 40307 — about 44 light years away — a potentially habitable super-Earth. Crazy. But Carl Sagan told us we’d find one of these, didn’t he?

Here are all the details in this extraordinary exoplanet super Earth infographic

Holy cow. Scientists have located an enormous, Earth like exoplanet — it’s at just the right distance from its star that it could support life we know it. Could it have life on there? Scientists are calling the giant plant orbiting dwarf star HD 40307 — about 44 light years away — a potentially habitable super-Earth. Crazy. But the late Carl Sagan back in the 197ps insisted we’d eventually we’d find one of these, didn’t he? In a book, he said that the odds of not finding  a planet at a distance from a star like ours was more nuts than finding one.

Here are all the details in this extraordinary exoplanet super Earth infographic, credit: Space.com

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David Street