A group of astronomers have discovered a ten billion year old “Super Earth”, located 280 light years from our planet.
About 1.5 times the size of Earth, it sits outside the solar system and revolves around a very old Milky Way star, CNN reported on Tuesday.
A “Super-Earth” is a planet with a surface similar to that of Earth. It is rocky like the Earth, but it is three times as massive.
Named TOI-561b, it would be one of the oldest planets to be discovered.
TOI-561b is an extremely hot planet. Researchers estimate the average surface temperature to be 1,726 degrees Celsius, making it unable to accommodate life.