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Discovery expands search for Earth-like planets
July 3, 2014
A newly discovered planet in a binary star system located 3,000 light-years from Earth is expanding astronomers' notions of where Earth-like--and even potentially habitable--planets can form, and how to find them.
Ohio State University
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