GJ 625 Super Earth

Located 21-light-years away, GJ 625 is an M-dwarf star approximately 1/3 the size and mass of the sun, and recently, astronomers discovered a super Earth, three times the size of our planet, orbiting it. It orbits the inner edge of an M-dwarf star’s habitable zone, and takes around 14-days to complete one orbit. “We report the discovery of a super-Earth orbiting at the inner edge of the habitable zone of the star GJ 625 based on the analysis of the radial-velocity (RV) time series from the HARPS-N spectrograph, consisting in 151 HARPS-N measurements taken over 3.5 yr,” according to the research paper. Click here to view the first image in this week’s funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a massive underwater main explosion in Ukraine.