Scientists Discuss Potential For Another Earth Amid Exoplanet Discoveries

January 17, 2015 4:46 AM

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Scientists Discuss Potential For Another Earth Amid Exoplanet Discoveries

Researchers with the Kepler Mission have recently discovered a three-planet system which could introduce the ability for even more research and discovery for atmospheric studies. Over the past year, we have learned that some of these exoplanets are similar to Earth in temperature and size.

The Kepler Space Telescope, at NASA while riddled with some problems, has managed to spot a star at the center of this three planet system (and all three are only slightly larger than earth). This outermost planet is in what scientists call the “Goldilocks” zone; it is region of space where surface ...

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