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Discovery Alert: A ‘Super-Earth’ in the Habitable Zone

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A newly discovered 'super-Earth' dwells in the habitable zone of its parent star – and might have a roughly Earth-sized companion.

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Discovery Alert: Earth-sized Planet Has a ‘Lava Hemisphere’

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In a system with two known planets, astronomers spotted something new: a small object transiting across the Sun-sized star. This turned out to be another planet: extra hot and Earth-sized.

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NASA Features New Discoveries at American Astronomical Society Meeting

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Experts will discuss new research from NASA missions at the 243rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), on topics ranging from planets outside our solar system to fleeting, high-energy explosions in the universe. The meeting will take place Jan.…

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