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Release No.: 2014-29
For Release: Monday, December 1, 2014 - 9:00am

Ground-Based Detection of Super-Earth Transit Paves Way to Remote Sensing of Small Exoplanets

55 Cancri e compared to Earth

This artist's conception shows the super-Earth 55 Cancri e (right) compared to the Earth (left). Astronomers using a ground-based telescope have measure the transit of 55 Cancri e for the first time. It is the shallowest transit ever detected from the ground.