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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    04/20/2017 - 3:05 am | View Link
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    04/19/2017 - 2:19 pm | View Link
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    04/18/2017 - 10:56 am | View Link
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    04/17/2017 - 2:33 am | View Link
  • NASA Scientists Discover Nearby Ocean Worlds That Could Mean Life Beyond Earth
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    04/14/2017 - 8:18 am | View Link
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    04/17/2017 - 3:26 am | View Website
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    03/25/2017 - 7:53 pm | View Website
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    02/23/2017 - 3:37 am | View Website
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