Tuesday, June 3, 2014


An artist's conception shows the Kepler-10 system, home to two rocky planets. In the foreground is Kepler-10c, a planet that weighs 17 times as much as Earth and is more than twice as large in size. Planet formation theorists are challenged to explain how such a massive world could have formed.

Image credit: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics/David Aguilar

Note: For more information, see Astronomers Confounded By Massive Rocky World.

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