Thursday, December 1, 2011

Kepler-21b: Near Earth-Sized Planet Discovered 352 Light-Years Away


The National Optical Astronomy Observatory announced on Wednesday the discovery of Kepler-21b, a new planet that's close to the size of earth and is only about 352 light years away.

"By astronomical standards, that's right next door," Katy Garmany, the Deputy Press Officer at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, told HuffPost.
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