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A New Generation of Astronomers Is on the Hunt for the Next Earth

Advances in radial velocity search—including a new instrument called EXPRES—could help scientists to find and weigh lots of other Earth-mass planets. The post A New Generation of Astronomers Is on the Hunt for the Next Earth appeared first on WIRED.
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