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Earth-size planet discovered

Earth-size Planet Discovered

"There's a new discovery that has plenty of space buffs chatting. NASA has found an Earth-size planet that is about 500 light years away from us. This morning we have Notre Dame Professor and Scientist Justin Crepp - a member of the team that made the discovery."…

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Astronomers discover Earth-sized planet in habitable zone


University of Notre Dame astrophysicist Justin R. Crepp and researchers from NASA working with the Kepler space mission have detected an Earth-like planet orbiting the habitable zone of a cool star. The planet, which was found using the Kepler Space Telescope, has been identified as Kepler-186f and is 1.11 times the radius of the Earth. Their research, titled “An Earth-sized Planet in the Habitable Zone of a Cool Star,” will be published in the journal Science

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