NASA Kepler closing in on “Earth’s Analogue”

January 7, 2013 by Chris Gebhart, Chris Bergin

The continuing success of NASA’s Kepler mission was highlighted on Monday, following the discovery of 461 new planet candidates – four of which are less than twice the size of Earth and orbit in their sun’s habitable zone. Scientists believe it’s just a matter of “when” a twin of our own planet is found by the spacecraft.

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