Super-Earth planet 55 Cancri e

Super-Earth planet 55 Cancri e

illustration of super earth and its star

An artist’s concept of super-Earth planet 55 Cancri e, which races around its host star once every 18 hours. New research led by Penn State astronomers improves our understanding of how large super-Earth planets with small, quick orbits form.

IMAGE: NASA/JPL-Caltech