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GJ 1214 b

(Gliese 1214 b)
(super-Earth extrasolar planet discovered in 2009)

GJ 1214 b (Gliese 1214 b) is an Extra Solar Planet orbiting star GJ 1214 (Gliese 1214), 13 Parsecs (pc) from Earth. It is a Super-Earth, larger than Earth but smaller than Gas Giants. It is a Transiting Planet detected by the MEarth Project (MEarth). It was discovered in 2009.

Transmission Spectroscopy of its Atmosphere during Transits reveals no Absorption Lines suggesting a water vapor atmosphere or clouds.

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