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Citizen Scientists Discover Earth-Like Planet In Distant Star's 'Goldilocks' Zone

WorldNews Thursday, 10 January 2019
Citizen Scientists Discover Earth-Like Planet In Distant Star's 'Goldilocks' ZoneA new super-Earth has been discovered in the habitable zone of a binary system thanks to the effort of citizen scientists looking through the data of the Kepler telescope, IFL Science reports. The exoplanet is known as K2-288b and is located 226 light-years away. The K2-288b system is made of two stars separated by roughly six times the distance between the Sun and Saturn. The larger one is about half as massive as the Sun, while the smaller one is about one-third. The new planet orbits the smaller one, which is classified as a cool M star. The findings are reported in The Astronomical Journal. K2-288b is roughly 1.9 times the size of Earth and it orbits its star in 31.3 days. It is much...
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NASA recently announced that a newly discovered planet may have liquid water. NASA recently announced that a newly discovered planet may have liquid water.  Called K2-288Bb, it's located in the Taurus constellation and is estimated to be about 226 light-years away from Earth. NASA's Jet...

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