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A team of German astronomers has discovered two super-Earths near the red dwarf star Gliese 887 and just a short 11 light-years away from Earth.

Super-Earths are planets with a mass greater than Earth's, but less than those of the ice giants Uranus and Neptune. The two exoplanets -- or planets located outside of our solar system -- were named Gliese 887b and Gliese 887c, respectively.

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