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Monday, January 10, 2011

NASA's Kepler Mission Discovers Small Rocky Planet, 1.4x Earth-size

NASA's Kepler mission confirmed the discovery of its first rocky planet, named Kepler-10b. Measuring 1.4 times the size of Earth, it is the smallest planet ever discovered outside our solar system.

The discovery of this planet, called an exoplanet, is based on more than eight months of data collected by the spacecraft from May 2009 to early January 2010.

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2011-007&cid=release_2011-007&m...

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