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Earth-sized planet found just outside solar system

October 18, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON European astronomers say that just outside our solar system they’ve found a planet that’s the closest you can get to Earth in location and size. Continue Reading

Newest planet may be candidate for life

December 7, 2011 in The Daily Republic

The search for Earth-like planets circling other stars is heating up, but the latest discovery is not too hot at all. It’s not too cold, either. Instead, the temperature on the newly announced planet Kepler-22b could be just right for life about 72 degrees, a perfect spring day on Earth. Continue Reading

Astronomers find another planet suitable enough for life

September 30, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Astronomers have found a planet that is in the Goldilocks zone just right for life. Not too hot, not too cold. Not too far from its sun, not too close. Continue Reading