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“Mirror Image” of the Earth and Sun Discovered 3000 Light-Years Away

“Mirror Image” of the Earth and Sun Discovered 3000 Light-Years Away

The star Kepler-160 and its companion KOI-456.04 are more reminiscent of the Sun-Earth system than any previously known exoplanet-star pair. Among the more than 4,000 known exoplanets, KOI-456.04 is something special: less than twice the size of Earth, it orbits a Sun-like star. And it does so with a […] scitechdaily.com See more about this here: “Mirror Image” of the

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New Space Telescope, CHEOPS, Will Improve the Hunt for Exoplanets

New Space Telescope, CHEOPS, Will Improve the Hunt for Exoplanets

The CHEOPS mission adds a unique twist in the science that the public normally associates with planet discovery missions like Kepler and TESS. Kepler and TESS produced many groundbreaking discoveries and brought the number of known exoplanets into the thousands – so many that we’ve only scratched the surface of what we can learn from them. Consequently, rather than simply

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