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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'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

How science is accelerating our search for alien life

Business & Finance / Personal Finance : The Week: Personal Finance (58 minutes ago)

Why are scientists so optimistic? The Kepler space telescope gets much of the credit. Before it was launched into orbit in 2009, astronomers couldn't be sure whether planets existed outside our solar system. The search for extraterr... Read Post

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