First Rocky World Confirmed Around Another Star

One of the smallest exoplanets yet discovered has just been confirmed as a rocky world, scientists announced.
The planet, called CoRoT-7b, is the first planet beyond our solar system with a proven density similar to Earth's, astronomers say. Most known exoplanets are large gas giants like Jupiter.

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