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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 from Earth. It is a super-Earth, larger than Earth but smaller than gas giants. It is a transiting planet discovered by the MEarth Project in 2009. Transmission spectroscopy of its atmosphere during transits reveals no absorption lines that would suggest a water vapor atmosphere or clouds. Characteristics:

(exoplanet,transit method,MEarth,super-Earth)
Further reading:
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~014.6pc47.6lyGJ 1214 b
Coordinates:GJ 1214 b

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