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Fraser
2015-Jul-23, 05:10 PM
Scientists say NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has discovered Earth’s “older, bigger first cousin”*– *a planet that’s about 60 percent bigger than Earth, circling a sunlike star in an orbit that could sustain liquid water and perhaps life. (...)Read the rest of A Place for Alien Life? NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers Earth’s Older Cousin (500 words) […]

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John Mendenhall
2015-Jul-23, 08:59 PM
Great news !!

Colin Robinson
2015-Jul-23, 09:42 PM
Scientists say NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has discovered Earth’s “older, bigger first cousin”*– *a planet that’s about 60 percent bigger than Earth, circling a sunlike star in an orbit that could sustain liquid water and perhaps life. (...)Read the rest of A Place for Alien Life? NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers Earth’s Older Cousin (500 words) […]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/121528/a-place-for-alien-life-nasas-kepler-mission-discovers-earths-older-cousin/)

The report is saying that the orbit of this planet is consistent with liquid water. But what about the composition of its atmosphere? Greenhouse effect?