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First Earth-Like Exoplanet Discovered Probably Has Life

October 1, 2010

A team of planet hunters led by astronomers at the University of California (UC), Santa Cruz and the Carnegie Institution of Washington has announced the discovery of a planet orbiting a nearby star, Gliese 581, at a distance that places it squarely in the middle of the star’s “habitable zone.” credit: NASA/NSF



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