Did the Sun Eat a Primordial Super-Earth?

Was there a so-called 'super-Earth' planet that formed inside the orbit of Mercury? If so, it might have been eaten by our sun.

Published On 04/14/2016
12:32 PM EDT
Mercury transits the sun as seen by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory in 2006. Credit: Mercury transits the Sun as seen from Earth in 2006. | ESA/NASA/SOHO