Kepler-10 System

Kepler-10 System
June 1, 2014
CreditDavid A. Aguilar, CfA
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An artist's conception shows the Kepler-10 system, home to two rocky planets. In the foreground is Kepler-10c, a planet that weighs 17 times as much as Earth and is more than twice as large in size. Planet formation theorists are challenged to explain how such a massive world could have formed.