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Earth-sized 'Pi planet' discovered by astronomers at MIT

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Earth-sized 'Pi planet' discovered by astronomers at MITCambridge [UK], September 22 (ANI): Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), along with others, have discovered an earth-sized "Pi Planet" that revolves around its star every 3.14 days. The orbit of the planet, which the scientists suspect is likely not hospitable as its tight orbit brings the planet close enough to its star to heat its probably terrestrial surface up to 450 Kelvins, or around 350 degrees Fahrenheit, is reminiscent of the universal mathematics constant. The researchers discovered signals of the planet in data taken in 2017 by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Kepler Space Telescope's K2 mission. By zeroing in on the system earlier...
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