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First Earth-sized planets netted

Planet hunt finds two orbs of terrestrial proportions orbiting a distant sunlike star

The newest exo-apples of the planet-hunting Kepler space telescope’s unblinking eye are two rocky, Earth-sized planets hovering around Kepler-20, a sunlike star 950 light-years away.

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