Super-Earth at a nearby star is a Mercury-like hunk of rock

This super-Earth was just far onto the too hot side of the Goldilocks zone, supporting the theory that close orbiters can have their atmospheres blown off by their suns

NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt

Consistent with the idea that small stars may burn off nearby atmospheres.

Source: Super-Earth at a nearby star is a Mercury-like hunk of rock | Ars Technica

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