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super-earth

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NASA's Kepler telescope identifies new 'Super Earth'

Rallying back from a mechanical failure, the telescope helps confirm the existence of an exoplanet 2.5 times the diameter of Planet Earth.

By December 19, 2014

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Kepler discovers three super-Earth planets (pictures)

The planets in the habitable zone orbiting a star may be suitable for liquid water and supporting life.

7 Images By April 18, 2013

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Super-Earth practically next door could be habitable

You may think this planet is overpopulated or you may just be sick of the partisan politics. In either case, HD 40307g is an attractive getaway.

By November 8, 2012

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Tiny planet extends the borders of our Solar System

A dwarf planet out beyond Pluto has been found orbiting our sun — and there may be another planet 10 times the size of Earth.

By March 26, 2014

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The hunt for a real (and bigger) Death Star is on

While the Kepler planet-hunting spacecraft is offline, astronomers continue parsing its data and scanning the sky not just for evidence of habitable planets, but for advanced civilizations.

By June 9, 2013

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If Earth had rings like Saturn, the sky would look like this

Space and science fiction illustrator Ron Miller has created magnificent images of how Earth's skies would appear if our planet had giant rings.

By May 22, 2013

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NASA's Kepler telescope and the quest for life out there

The question "Is anybody out there?" grows more tantalizing with the discovery of each new far-off planet. CBS Sunday Morning talks to scientists searching for clues.

By April 28, 2013

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NASA has found 3 nice, habitable planets for us to choose from

The agency's Kepler space telescope locates three planets -- in two new planetary systems -- that are the right distance from their suns to make them potentially life-supporting.

By April 18, 2013

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This week in Crave: The 20-sided edition

When we weren't playing ancient Egyptian Dungeons & Dragons this week, we were celebrating the discovery of Superman's home planet in our cozy Tribble slippers.

By November 10, 2012

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After 35 years, SETI celebrates its most-famous alien hunter

Jill Tarter, who was the inspiration for Jodie Foster's character in "Contact," will lead the SETI Institute's fundraising. She talked to CNET about the alien hunt, and what she'd say to them.

By May 22, 2012