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(rocky planet ten times the size of Earth)

Mega-Earth is a term for a rocky planet (extra-solar planet) substantially larger than Earth. General use of the term takes it to be more massive than a super-Earth, and/or at least ten times as massive as Earth. The first planets to fit this description were found by Kepler.

(planet type,exoplanets)
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extra-solar planet
planet type
rocky planet