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Researchers working on NASA's Kepler Mission have discovered an unlikely pair of planets -- one similar to our planet, and the other roughly the size of Neptune -- locked in a surprisingly close orbit around a distant star located more than a thousand light years from Earth.
A new paper suggests that potentially habitable planets orbiting white dwarfs could be much easier to find â€“ if they exist â€“ than other exoplanets located so far.
New measurements for three planets outside our solar system indicate their temperatures remain fairly constant â€“ and blazing hot â€“ from day to night, even though it is likely one side of each planet always faces its sun and the other is in permanent darkness.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.