Nasa Detects The Light Of A 'super-earth'

NASA's Spitzer Space telescope has detected light from a planet outside the solar system that is nearly the size of Earth.

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    02/11/2018 - 3:33 am | View Link
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    04/13/2017 - 9:49 am | View Link
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  • Chandra X-ray Observatory
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    02/18/2018 - 4:39 pm | View Website
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