General Discussion Newly Discovered 'Mega-Earth' is 'The Godzilla of Earths'

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Newly Discovered 'Mega-Earth' is 'The Godzilla of Earths'

Forget "super-Earths." Those giant rocky planets are old and busted. Today astronomers announced they had discovered a much bigger "mega-Earth," a rocky planet 17 times heavier than our earth.

The mega-Earth Kepler-10c is so big that astronomers previously thought such a planet was impossible, because it was theorized something with that much mass would have drawn hydrogen gas to itself in its creation and became a gas giant. But there it is, 560 light-years away in the constellation Draco....
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