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Press Release

Release No.: 2008-02For Release: Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Earth: A Borderline Planet for Life?
super-Earth
A super-Earth like the one in this artist's conception can grow twice as large as Earth with up to 10 times the mass. Super-Earths are likely to be more life-friendly than our world because they would be more geologically active.
Credit: David A. Aguilar (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)
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