New 'super-Earth' is a steamy 'waterworld'

PUBLISHED ON: February 22, 2012 | Duration: 0 min, 32 sec

  
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An astronaut attempting to visit recently discovered planet GJ1214b would land in hot water -- literally, US scientists say. Researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics said they have identified an entirely new kind of planet, dominated not by rock, gas or other common materials, but water.

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