An Extraordinary Discovery: Kepler-10c and New Insights into Planet Formation

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Scientists found a big planet named Kepler-10c. It's like the Godzilla of Earths. Kepler-10c is rocky and weighs a lot, like 17 Earths. It's far away, 560 light-years, in the Draco constellation. The planet goes around its star every 45 days. The researchers found it using a special telescope in the Canary Islands. Kepler-10c is special because it's not like other big planets. Normally, big planets become gas giants, but this one is not. It's old, like 11 billion years, and it shows us that rocky planets like Earth can form early, even if there are not many heavy materials. This is good news for finding other planets like ours.


1- What is Kepler-10c often called in the text?

2- How far away is Kepler-10c located?

3- How many Earths does Kepler-10c weigh as much as?


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Parts of this lesson are based on: An article Engoo Daily News.