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Astronomers only somewhat recently confirmed the existence of planets orbiting other stars like our own -- in 1995. Since then, we've found nearly 2,000 exoplanets, and we're honing in on more Earth-like planets that look like our own little world. Amateur astronomers have helped to identify a few exoplanets, and it looks like we'll be able to find more and more of them. "You and I probably won't be travelling to these planets - but our children's children's children could be." After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.
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Filed Under: astronomy, david schneider, earth 2.0, exoplanets, kepler space telescope, kepler-452b, space, super-earth, vulpecula
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    Pixelation, 27 Jul 2015 @ 5:45pm

    Kepler 425b

    Pretty cool that it's likely been in the "habitable zone" longer than the earth. Perhaps we should rename it "Earth 2.0".

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