Discovery of a super-Earth near to the habitable zone of a cool star

An international team led by researchers from the IAC, including the IAC Director Rafael Rebolo, using the radial velocity method, have discovered a possibly rocky planet at the edge of the habitable zone of a red dwarf star. Only a few dozen planets of this kind are known and its detection was made possible with the HARPS-N spectrograph on the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG) at the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory, La Palma. >> Read more

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