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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.

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"Combating malaria: New Approaches to an Ancient Problem" is a Free Public Lecture on 22 February 2014 (21 February 2014)

Will the 18th President of Penn State Be Named on Monday? (16 February 2014)

Asteroid Named for Two Penn State Students (14 February 2014)

"Protecting the Earth from Killer Asteroids" is a Free Public Lecture on 15 February 2014 (12 February 2014)

Nanomotors Are Controlled, for the First Time, Inside Living Cells (10 February 2014)

Taking a Scientific Approach to Science Education (Event Date: 11 February 2014) (HUB Auditorium , from 11 February 2014 04:00 PM to 11 February 2014 05:00 PM)

"Hot Chocolate: Helping the Cacao Plant Adapt to Climate Change" A free public lecture with chocolate provided on 8 February 2014 (5 February 2014)

"Engineering SuperMicrobes to Save Us" is a Free Public Lecture on 1 February 2014 (1 February 2014)

Critical Protein Discovered for Healthy Cell Growth in Mammals (27 January 2014)

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