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Researchers discover that an exoplanet is Earth-like in mass and size

         

In August, MIT researchers recognized an exoplanet with a particularly transient orbital duration: The staff discovered that Kepler 78b, a small, intensely scorching planet four hundred mild-years from Earth, circles its superstar in simply eight.5 hours — lightning-fast, when compared with our personal planet’s leisurely 365-day orbit. From starlight knowledge gathered by means of the Kepler Area Telescope, the scientists additionally decided that the exoplanet is set 1.2 occasions Earth’s measurement — making Kepler 78b probably the most smallest exoplanets ever measured.

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