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(Earth-like exoplanet)

The term exoearth (or exo-Earth) is used to indicate an Earth-like extra-solar planet, e.g., a rocky planet with a mass not much different than Earth's. A planet which has been so-referenced is Ross 128 b, whose mass is not fully determined, but might be no more than 35% larger than Earth's, which would be close given the wide range of planet masses.

The term super-Earth has been cited as applicable to planets up to 10 times Earth mass.

(planet type,exoplanets)
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Referenced by pages:
GJ 1132 b
planet type