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The Smallest Planet
February 22, 2013 | NASA

“NASA’s Kepler mission scientists have discovered a new planetary system that is home to the smallest planet yet found around a star similar to our sun.” Quoted from the NASA press release.


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The Smallest Galaxy Ever Discovered
June 17, 2013 | Space.com
Space.com has an interesting article about a tiny galaxy (only about 1000 stars) that is the smallest ever found. Most galaxies are orders of magnitude larger.

715 New Planets!
March 4, 2014 | NASA
"NASA's Kepler mission announced Wednesday the discovery of 715 new planets. These newly verified worlds orbit 305 stars, revealing multiple-planet systems much like our own solar system." Quoted from the NASA press release.

More Planets in the Habitable Zone
April 19, 2013 | NASA
"NASA's Kepler mission has discovered two new planetary systems that include three super-Earth-size planets in the "habitable zone," the range of distance from a star where the surface temperature of an orbiting planet might be suitable for liquid water." Quoted from the NASA press release.


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