This is an artist's impression of a planet discovered by the Danish 1.5 metre telescope in La Silla (Chile). The planet with the cryptic identifier OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb is 5 times heavier than Earth (making it a so-called super-Earth) and completes a full orbit around its mother star in about 10 years. It's placed far outside of the habitable zone and has a rocky and/or icy surface, most probably embedded in a cold and dense atmosphere. At a distance of 20 000 light years it is positioned not too far from the centre of the galaxy and is one of the most distant exoplanets we have discovered so far.


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