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Kepler: Scientists Discover the First Earth-size Rocky Planet

30 Oct 2013, 18:07 UTC
Kepler: Scientists Discover the First Earth-size Rocky Planet

Astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet outside the solar system that has a rocky composition like that of Earth. Kepler-78b whizzes around its host star every 8.5 hours, making it a blazing inferno not suitable for life as we know it.

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