If you aren't familiar with amino acids, you would know by now we ultimately are formed from planets colliding and asteroids transferring etc.... (I am saying I'm aware humans were engineered but, ultimately still come from planets)
I swear you cannot write this...
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The planet is a “super-Earth”, 2.7 times the size of ours, while the host star is only a fifth the size of our Sun and just 0.3% as luminous. The two are very close together, just 1.3 million miles (2.1 million km) apart, suggesting that the planet’s surface temperature is hot but not outrageously so — probably within a couple hundred degrees of boiling water.
What makes astronomers so interested in GJ 1214b is not so much its size or proximity to us but rather its density, just 1.87 g/cm3. That’s too low for it to be rocky throughout and too high to be a gas giant — but a water-rock mixture would be a good fit. In fact, follow-up spectroscopic studies with the Very Large Telescope imply that the planet’s toasty-hot atmosphere is most likely dominated by water.