Kepler Space Telescope

Astronomers Find Star That Will Gobble Up Its PlanetsKepler-56 will devour two of its planets as it balloons into a red giant.
Astronomers Spot Most Earth-Like Planet YetKepler-186f is a rocky planet that orbits a red dwarf star 500 light years away and exists in the Goldilocks zone, where conditions for life may be just right.
Scientists Find First Earth-Size Planet With Rocky CoreScientists have found a planet way out in the cosmos that's close in size and content to Earth — an astronomical first.

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