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NASA Finds Family of Habitable Planets

February 2nd, 2011 02:19 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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coondoggie writes “NASA’s star-gazing space telescope continues to find amazing proof that there are tons of habitable planets in space and we have only scratched the surface of what’s out there. The space agency said today its Kepler space telescope spotted what it called its first Earth-size planet candidates and its first candidates in what it considers to be the habitable zone, a region where liquid water could exist on a planet’s surface. Kepler also found six confirmed planets orbiting a sun-like star, Kepler-11. This is the largest group of transiting planets orbiting a single star yet discovered outside our solar system.”

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