Rocky exoplanet with just half the mass of Venus discovered

Imagem artística do exoplaneta L98-59b, um planeta com metade da massa de Vénus. (Crédito: ESO/M. Kornmesser)

The team, which includes several resesarchers from Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA), shed new light on the exoplanets orbiting the nearby star L98-59, detecting a planet with half the mass of Venus, a water world, and a possible planet in the habitable zone.

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