June 3, 2014 Marina Galperina

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) announced yesterday that they’ve discovered a “new” rocky planet 650 light-years away, spotted by NASA’s Kepler spacecraft. It is about 11 billion years old, circles a sunlike star once every 45 days and is all solid, “although it may possess a thin atmosphere shown here as wispy clouds” in the artist rendering above. […]

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