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Eight New Planets That May Support Liquid Water Found

Astronomers have found eight new planets orbiting in the "Goldilocks Zone," around their stars, that area where conditions are "just right" to support liquid water and maybe life. Two of the planets found are the most Earth-like ever discovered.

"Most of these planets have a good chance of being rocky, like Earth," said study lead author Guillermo Torres of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA).

The most earth-like planets, Kepler-438b and Kepler-442b, both orbit red dwarf...
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