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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 space telescope finds 'twin' of Earth orbiting a distant Sun-like star - 20th Dec 2011

News : The Coming Crisis (3 years ago)

A rocky planet the same size as the Earth has been discovered orbiting a star like our sun. It is the first time a planet of this size has been detected in another solar system. Scientists have hailed the technical achievement of de... 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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