Scientists Spot Nearby 'super-earth'

Scientists spot nearby 'super-Earth'

Astronomers announced this week they found a water-rich and relatively nearby planet that's similar in size to Earth.

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    08/18/2017 - 11:28 am | View Link
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    08/15/2017 - 9:34 am | View Link
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    08/11/2017 - 3:56 am | View Link
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    08/10/2017 - 8:54 am | View Link
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    08/7/2017 - 6:25 am | View Link
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    08/19/2017 - 1:42 am | View Website
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  • UCSB Science Line
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    07/28/2017 - 4:53 am | View Website
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