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Second Most Earth-Like Planet to Date Found
I don't think that a super-selenian is necessarily the most likely case, since there would probably be some core material present. A more likely case is a planet with an iron core and a smaller radius at the rocky surface covered by a thick hydrosphere and/or atmosphere to fill the planet out to the observed radius.

Alternately it could be a carbon planet; these are dry, so no hydrosphere would be present but with a minimal iron core you could get the same density. So there are lots of possibilities that fill the smallest mass case. Life might be possible on a carbon planet, but it would not not very similar to Earth-life.

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RE: Second Most Earth-Like Planet to Date Found - by stevebowers - 07-25-2015, 04:09 PM

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