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NASA’s Kepler telescope discovers two Earth-like planets

Rick Docksai | Science Recorder | April 19, 2013

NASA’s Kepler telescope discovers two Earth-like planets

Kepler spots a pair of Earth-like planets, according to NASA.

NASA has three new top candidates for planets that might be habitable. According to the space agency,the Kepler telescope has discovered three new planets that are just the right distance from their parent stars to be temperate enough to sustain life.

The scientists have not yet determined the masses of the planets, but they all appear to be just slightly larger than Earth. Their moderate size, combined with their optimal distances from the sun, open up the possibility that they just might hold two rocky surfaces and liquid water — two key prerequisites for life as we know it. The three planets are as follows:

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