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NASA Finds First Rocky World Outside Our Solar System

The Kepler space telescope has discovered a rocky planet that’s just 1.4 times the size of Earth orbiting a distant star—making it the smallest planet NASA has ever discovered outside of our solar system, and the only rocky one, NASA announced today. The bad news: the planet, dubbed...
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Kepler Telescope Finds Distant Planet During Test Run

Technology : The Inquisitr - Tech (5 years ago)

Washington, DC (AHN) - NASA launched the Kepler space telescope in March, and it has already discovered a distant planet. The planet is outside the Earth’s solar system and orbits a star the space agency refers to as HAT P-7. It is ... Read Post

NASA Announces Kepler Mission Breakthrough: Two Earth-Sized Planets Orbiting Star

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (3 years ago)

In its search for extraterrestrial life, NASA's Kepler space telescope has found two new planets orbiting a distant sun-like star, and the researchers who made the find say these two are the first ever the size of Earth or smaller..... Read Post

NASA's Kepler mission discovers its first rocky planet

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (4 years ago)

NASA's Kepler mission confirmed the discovery of its first rocky planet, named Kepler-10b. Measuring 1.4 times the size of Earth, it is the smallest planet ever discovered outside our solar system. The discovery of this planet, call... Read Post

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