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Scientists have tracked down another goldilocks planet 31 light-years from Earth, and according to astronomers it has some strong points in its favor when it comes to the possibility of harboring the ingredients for life. HD85512b orbits an orange dwarf in the constellation Vela, and it’s just the right distance from the sun—and just the right mass—to rank among the most Earth-like planets ever discovered. (via New ‘Goldilocks’ Exoplanet Could be the Most Earth-Like We’ve Yet Seen | Popular Science)

Scientists have tracked down another goldilocks planet 31 light-years from Earth, and according to astronomers it has some strong points in its favor when it comes to the possibility of harboring the ingredients for life. HD85512b orbits an orange dwarf in the constellation Vela, and it’s just the right distance from the sun—and just the right mass—to rank among the most Earth-like planets ever discovered. (via New ‘Goldilocks’ Exoplanet Could be the Most Earth-Like We’ve Yet Seen | Popular Science)

It may be hard to imagine a planet blacker than coal, but that’s what astronomers say they’ve discovered in our home galaxy with NASA’s Kepler space telescope. (via Darkest Planet Found: Coal-Black, It Reflects Almost No Light
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It may be hard to imagine a planet blacker than coal, but that’s what astronomers say they’ve discovered in our home galaxy with NASA’s Kepler space telescope. (via Darkest Planet Found: Coal-Black, It Reflects Almost No Light

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