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Scientists Spot Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

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In a remarkable new finding, astronomers reviewing Kepler’s images say they have discovered the most earth-like planet yet. Kepler Space Telescope has been invaluable in helping us learn about other planets in the universe. In a remarkable new finding, astronomers reviewing Kepler’s images say they have discovered the most earth-like planet yet. Officially called Kepler-186f, the astronomers don’t know too much about it including if it has a protective atmosphere, but it orbits in the habitable zone of its star and is a similar size to Earth, which could mean water may very well exist. They also don’t know the mass and composition, but despite all that, the discovery is a very important one as it proves that there could be a slew of other planets in space similar to Earth and potentially suitable for life that have yet to be spotted.