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First Earth-Size Planet Is Discovered in Another Star's "Habitable Zone"

17 April 2014 — A team of astronomers that includes Penn State scientists has discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" -- the distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. The discovery was made with NASA's Kepler Space Telescope. The discovery of this Earth-size planet, now named Kepler-186f, confirms -- for the first time -- that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable zone of stars other than our Sun.

First Earth-Size Planet Is Discovered in Another Star's "Habitable Zone" (17 April 2014)

Gallery Documenting 65-Year Career of C.R. Rao Opens in India (16 April 2014)

Ernest C. Pollard Lecture Scheduled for 28 April 2014 (Event Date: 28 April 2014) (108 Wartik Laboratory, from 28 April 2014 04:00 PM to 28 April 2014 05:00 PM)

The Most Precise Measurement Yet of the Expanding Universe Is Achieved by Astronomers of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (7 April 2014)

Chad Mirkin to Give Nanotechnology Presentation as 2014 Eberly Family Distinguished Lecture in Science on 10 April (Event Date: 10 April 2014) (HUB Auditorium, from 10 April 2014 02:00 PM to 10 April 2014 04:00 PM)

Xiaoliang Sunney Xie to Present Marker Lecture in Genetic Engineering on 9 and 10 April 2014 (Event Date: 09 April 2014) (from 09 April 2014 06:00 PM to 09 April 2014 08:00 PM)

Marker Lectures in the Physical Sciences Scheduled for 26, 27, and 28 March 2014 (Event Date: 26 March 2014) (100 Life Sciences Building, from 26 March 2014 08:00 PM to 26 March 2014 09:30 PM)

Stone Memorial Lecture Set for 17 March 2014 (Event Date: 17 March 2014) (101 Althouse Laboratory, from 17 March 2014 04:00 PM to 17 March 2014 05:30 PM)

WISE Satellite Finds No Evidence for Planet X in Survey of the Sky (7 March 2014)

Water is Detected in a Planet Outside Our Solar System (24 February 2014)

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