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October 17, 2012
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A team of European astronomers located a new exoplanet with a mass similar to Earth. The planet is just 4.4 light years away.

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Mars Shines Brighter Than It Has In Six Years

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Newsy (Apr. 5, 2014) — Mars will be the closest to Earth its been in six years. The planet will shine brighter and bigger than usual all month long. Video provided by Newsy
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A New Earth?

A New Earth?

CBC (Sep. 29, 2010) — Astronomers believe they have found the first Earth-sized planet outside our solar system that is likely to support liquid water and life.
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Meet Earth's Superhot, Doomed Twin

Meet Earth's Superhot, Doomed Twin

Newsy (Oct. 31, 2013) — Scientists aren't sure how Earth-sized planet Kepler-78b formed so close to its star without being destroyed, but it's a major find.
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