Icy Earth-size exoplanet is ‘colder than Hoth’

This newly discovered exoplanet may be Earth’s twin in terms of mass and the distance from its host star, but you wouldn’t want to visit. Researchers say it’s an “iceball.”

In “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,” Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and the rest of the rebels toughed it out on Hoth, an icy world, until they were discovered by Imperial forces. But OGLE-2016-BLG-1195Lb is even less hospitable.

“While it is covered in ice, at around minus-400 degrees Farenheit, it is...

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