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The First Earth-Sized Exoplanet In A Star’s Habitable Zone Has Been Found. Dibs.

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NASA has found an exoplanet similar in size to Earth orbiting in the habitable zone of red dwarf star. Dibs. We just called dibs.

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Three More Exoplanets Discovered In The Habitable Zone, Including The Smallest One Yet

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NASA's Kepler telescope has discovered three more exoplanets in the habitable zone of their solar system to add to our growing tally.

Space

Exoplanet Discovered Only 4.3 Light-Years Away In Alpha Centauri, Our Closest Neighbor

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The closest star system to our sun, Alpha Centauri, has at least one exoplanet orbiting it, and it's broken some records already.

YOUR MOM

Kepler Finds 11 Solar Systems With 26 Planets, We Call Dibs

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NASA launched the Kepler telescope into space in March of 2009, and it has already found all sorts of <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/tag/kepler">cool sh-t</a>.

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Three Smallest Exoplanets Discovered (And Other Awesome Space News)

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Two months after the <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2011/12/first-exoplanet-in-the-habitable-zone-of-a-sun-like-star-discovered-kepler-22b">first discovery</a> of an exoplanet orbiting in the habitable zone of a sun-like star and one month after the <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2011/12/smallest-exoplanets-orbiting-a-sun-like-star-discovered">first discovery</a> of the two exoplanets similar in size to Earth (Kepler-20e and Kepler-20f, pictured above), researchers using the Keck Observatory in Hawaii and public data from NASA's Kepler mission have discovered the smallest exoplanets yet.

YOUR MOM

Smallest Exoplanets Orbiting A Sun-Like Star Discovered

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Just a few weeks after the <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2011/12/first-exoplanet-in-the-habitable-zone-of-a-sun-like-star-discovered-kepler-22b">first discovery</a> of an exoplanet orbiting in the habitable zone of a sun-like star, NASA announced another record-breaking discovery.

YOUR MOM

First Exoplanet In The Habitable Zone Of A Sun-Like Star Discovered

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Previously, the only two confirmed exoplanets in the habitable zone of their star (where liquid water could exist) were <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2011/05/gliese-581d-is-so-hot-right-now-plus-the-best-messages-from-earth">orbiting the same red dwarf star</a>.

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Have We Found Earth 2?

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The European Southern Observatory recently reported some findings, and while there aren't any wacky planets made of diamond or planets blacker than a Hot Topic customer thinks his soul is, there is a possibility we've found Earth 2.

Space

Gliese 581d Is So Hot Right Now. (Plus The Best Messages From Earth)

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Last time we wrote about the possibly-habitable exoplanets orbiting red dwarf star Gliese 581 was back when we were possibly lie in the habitable zone.

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First Solid Exoplanet Found Is Also The Smallest

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NASA's orbiting Kepler telescope has found an exoplanet, called Kepler-10b, located over 500 light years from Earth.

UC SANTA CRUZ

First Possibly Habitable Exoplanet Discovered

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Astronomers at UC Santa Cruz and the Carnegie Institution of Washington have discovered the first <a href="../tag/exoplanet">exoplanet</a> that could sustain human life.

Space

Six New Planets and 700 More Candidates

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The <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COROT">CoRoT</a> (Convection, Rotation and Transits) telescope which orbits Earth under the control of the <a title="CNES" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CNES">French Space Agency (CNES)</a> has found six new exoplanets.

WILLIAM BORUCKI

KEPLER FINDS FIVE NEW PLANETS

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NASA’s orbiting Kepler telescope launched last March.




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