Exoplanet GJ 536b


  • It is a newly discovered ‘super Earth’ type exoplanet
  • It is orbiting a very bright star near to our Sun which is much smaller and cooler than our sun
  • What is an Exoplanet? It is a planet that does not orbit the Sun and instead orbits a different star, stellar remnant, or brown dwarf. It is also termed as extrasolar planet.
  • What is a Super-earth? They are extrasolar planets which are larger than the Earth. However they have mass substantially below the solar system’s giant planets namely Neptune and Uranus.

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