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Image - NASAs Kepler Telescope Discovers 1st Earth-Size Planet in Habitable Zone

NASA's Kepler Telescope Discovers 1st Earth-Size Planet in '...

Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" -- the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable zone of stars other than our...
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Image - Exoplanets Soon to Gleam in the Eye of NESSI

Exoplanets Soon to Gleam in the Eye of NESSI

The New Mexico Exoplanet Spectroscopic Survey Instrument (NESSI) will soon get its first "taste" of exoplanets, helping astronomers decipher their chemical composition. Exoplanets are planets that orbit stars beyond our sun. NESSI got its first peek at the sky on April 3, 2014. It looked at Pollux, a star in the Gemini constellation, and Arcturus, in the B...
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