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Kepler 452b

NEW WORLD  The newly identified exoplanet Kepler 452b orbits a sunlike star 1,400 light-years away from Earth. 

telescope looking for life

LOOKING FOR LIFE  The Parkes (right) and Green Bank (middle) radio telescopes, as well as the Automated Planet Finder at Lick Observatory (left), will aid in the hunt for alien transmissions.


JET SET  An active galaxy called a blazar, illustrated here, emits a jet of high-energy particles toward Earth. 

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