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mega-Earth

(rocky planet ten times the size of Earth)

Mega-Earth is a term for a rocky planet (extra-solar planet) substantially larger than Earth. Generally, a threshold on the order of ten Earth masses is used as the minimum, i.e., it is an especially large super-Earth. The first planets to fit this description were found by Kepler.


(planet type,exoplanets)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mega-Earth

Referenced by pages:
extra-solar planet
planet type
rocky planet

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