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Earth’s distant cousin: Planet could hold ingredients for life

  • SETI INSTITUTE/DANIELLE FUTSELAAR
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  • COURTESY NASA
    Inching ahead on their quest for what they call Earth 2.0, astronomers from NASA’s Kepler planet-hunting spacecraft announced Thursday that they had found what might be one of the closest analogues to our own world yet. This is an undated artist’s concept of Kepler-452b orbiting its star, 1,400 light-years from Earth.

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