Eight New Exoplanets In 'Goldilocks Zone' Discovered By NASA's Kepler Spacecraft

January 6, 2015 9:57 PM

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NASA's Kepler space telescope has found eight alien planets in the "Goldilocks zone"--that is, they orbit their stars at just the right distance to have liquid water, and maybe life.

Two of the newfound planets, dubbed Kepler-438b and Kepler-442b, are being called the most Earth-like exoplanets ever found. Both planets orbit red dwarf stars, which are slightly cooler and smaller than our sun.

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