Space Chatter Wire
The two planets are located in a system in the constellation Lyra, and are unlike any found in our solar system.
The planets were discovered by NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope. They are about one-and-a-half times the size of Earth – and may not have oceans directly at the surface.
Water wasn’t directly detected. But computer models showed up to half their volume is made of materials lighter than rock and heavier than hydrogen or helium. The latter constitute the bulk of gas giant planets like Jupiter. The most likely candidate is water.