“Super Earth” Exoplanets Found Around Nearby Star

Two new alien worlds somewhat larger than Earth have been found circling a nearby star.

These exoplanets (or extrasolar planets – planets circling a star other than our own), HD 7924c and HD 7924d, are “super Earths”, 7.9 and 6.4 times greater than our home planet, researchers said. They orbit the start HD 7924 – hence their names – which is just 54 light years from the sun. Pretty darn close when you consider the Milky Way is about 100,000 light years across.