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One in five Sun-like stars may have Earth-like planets around it

As many as one in five Sun-like stars may have a planet the size of Earth, and the nearest could be in systems visible to the naked eye, US astronomers said Monday. The research is based on a new analysis of findings from NASA’s Kepler space observatory, and appears in…

Long-range forecast: Sunny spell will …wipe out life on Earth

Great heat will make Earth uninhabitable in 3 billion years, say scientists.  And journey to balmy Mars may be best escape route If the end of the summer, the short, cold days, and party conference season were not enough to bring on the gloom, scientists have calculated when life on…

NASA’s Kepler confirms its first habitable planet

In another step toward finding Earth-like planets that may hold life, NASA said Monday the Kepler space telescope has confirmed its first-ever planet in a habitable zone outside our solar system. French astronomers earlier this year confirmed the first exoplanet to meet key requirements for sustaining life, but Kepler 22b,…

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