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Earth-like planets may be closer than previously thought

A new analysis of data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope indicates that many red dwarf stars have habitable, Earth-sized planets, raising the prospect that the closest Earth-like planet could be just 13 light-years away. Red dwarf stars are smaller, cooler, and fainter than our Sun. An average red dwarf is only one-third as large and […]

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