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Kepler's latest 'Goldilocks' discoveries (click to enlarge)
The latest statistical analysis of the photometric data collected over four years by the Kepler mission has identified nine more "habitable zone" exoplanets of a similar size to Earth that are theoretically capable of harboring liquid water. The "new" planets are shown here in orange. Credit: NASA Ames/N. Batalha and W. Stenzel.
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