Scientists Discover A Nearly Earth-sized Planet

Posted on April 22, 2009
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By JENNIFER QUINN, Associated Press Writer Jennifer Quinn, Associated Press Writer

HATFIELD, England – In the search for Earth-like planets, astronomers zeroed in Tuesday on two places that look awfully familiar to home. One is close to the right size. The other is in the right place. European researchers said they not only found the smallest exoplanet ever, called Gliese 581 e, but realized that a neighboring planet discovered earlier, Gliese 581 d, was in the prime habitable zone for potential life.

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