GJ 1132b: Astronomers Discover Earth-Sized Exoplanet 39 Light-Years Away

A team of astronomers has discovered a new rocky, Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting a star approximately 39 light-years away. The newfound world, named GJ 1132b, orbits a red dwarf star known as GJ 1132 (Gliese 1132), which is only 1/5 the size of the Sun. The star is also cooler and much fainter than our Sun, [...] —> Read More