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First Earth-Sized Rocky Planet Discovered

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Scientists Discover the First Earth-Sized Rocky Planet

Astronomers have discovered the first Earth-sized planet outside the solar system that has a rocky composition like that of Earth. Kepler-78b whizzes around its host star every 8.5 hours, making it a blazing inferno and not suitable for life as we know it. The results are published in two papers in the journal Nature.

"The news arrived in grand style with the message: 'Kepler-10b has a baby brother,'" said Natalie Batalha, Kepler mission scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. Batalha led the team that discovered Kepler-10b, a larger but also rocky planet identified by the Kepler spacecraft.

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Like the prison world on chronicles of Riddic.

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It appears there will be many planets found that are similar to Earth, but similar seems to cover a lot of variance when applied to planetary expectations relative to the Earth. I suspect that the probabilistic events that cascaded into our Earthly environment, the environment we would like to find elsewhere in the universe, could be a lengthy if not elusive endeavor.

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highdesert50, Is that the elusive Goldylocks zone?

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Meh, wake me up when they find something with vegetation and fresh water.

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This is an awesome find what think a planet covered in lava can it be hell

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