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Earth-size Planets Common in Galaxy


January 8, 2013

astronomy graphic An analysis of the first three years of data from NASA's Kepler mission, which already has discovered thousands of potential exoplanets, contains good news for those searching for habitable worlds outside our solar system. Full Story

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