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The weird world GJ 1214b: an update

Posted: 12 Mar 2014

GJ 1214b orbiting its host star: Artist's impression of GJ 1214b in orbit. Credit: NASA, ESA, and D. Aguilar (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics))Almost two years ago, I wrote this post about the weird and wonderful super-Earth planet, GJ 1214b. Like its compatriots it doesn't have an especially exciting name, but this is one of the best-studied planets orbiting another star.