‘Godzilla of Earths’: Alien planet 17 times heavier than our world discovered

BOSTON – Scientists have just discovered the “Godzilla of Earths” — a new type of huge and rocky alien world about 560 light-years from Earth.

Godzilla of Earths

Godzilla of Earths

Dubbed a “mega-Earth,” the exoplanet Kepler-10c weighs 17 times as much as Earth and it circles a sunlike star in the constellation Draco. The mega-Earth is rocky and also bigger than “super-Earths,” which are a class of planets that are slightly bigger than Earth.

‘This is the Godzilla of Earths!’
– director of the Harvard Origins of Life Initiative Dimitar Sasselov