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Astronomers Discover Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

A planet remarkably similar to Earth and potentially capable of sustaining life has been discovered in a "habitable zone" around a distant sun-like star, U.S. scientists said on Thursday. The planet, which is about 60 percent bigger than Earth, is located about 1,400 light years away in the constellation Cygnus. It was discovered using NASA's Kepler space telescope and circles a star that is similar in size and temperature to the sun. "In my mind, this is the closest...

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