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NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers Bigger, Older Cousin to Earth

“The newly discovered Kepler-452b is the smallest planet to date discovered orbiting in the habitable zone — the area around a star where liquid water could pool on the surface of an orbiting planet — of a G2-type star, like our sun. The confirmation of Kepler-452b brings the total number of confirmed planets to 1,030.”

• July 23, 2015, 4:12 pm |