Super Earth Exoplanets More Earth Like Than Thought. The planet GJ 1214b, shown here in an artist’s conception with two hypothetical moons, orbits a “red dwarf” star 40 light-years from Earth. GJ 1214b has a radius of about 2.7 times that of Earth and is about 6.5 times as massive, putting it squarely into the class of exoplanets known as Super-Earths. Image credit: CfA/David Aguilar.
Record Breaking Three Planets in Gliese 667C System Are Super Earths. This diagram shows the system of planets around the star Gliese 667C. A record-breaking three planets in this system are super-Earths lying in the zone around the star where liquid water could exist, making them possible candidates for the presence of life.
Astronomers Create the First Heat Map of a Super-Earth - Scientific American - An artist's rendition of the super-Earth 55 Cancri e, an exoplanet which may harbor seas of flowing lava or clouds of vaporized rock. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
A cutaway of Jupiter's interior. If all the atmospheric layers were stripped away, the core would appear to be a rocky Super-Earth. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons user Kelvinsong.
The numbers of planets discovered by Kepler sorted by their size distribution, as of May 2016, when the largest haul of new exoplanets was released. Super-Earth/mini-Neptune worlds are by far the most common. Image credit: NASA Ames / W. Stenzel.
The most common "sized" world in the galaxy is a super-Earth, between 2 and 10 Earth masses, like Kepler 452b, right. Where is ours? Image credit: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle.