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Scientists discover Earth-sized planet

<p>Karen Teramura/University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy</p><p>This image shows an artist’s impression of the planet Kepler-78b and its host star.</p>

By ERIN MILLER

Stephens Media Hawaii

No one is going to be living there — or even visiting — but astronomers using the W.M. Keck Observatory have found the first rocky, Earth-sized planet.

The planet, Kepler-78b, isn’t in what scientists call the Goldilocks zone, the proximity from a star — not too close and not too far — that could sustain life.

 

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