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Discovery of a possible Earth-sized planet

August 29, 2010 by

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The journal Science reports the following in the article¬†¬†Kepler-9: A System of Multiple Planets Transiting a Sun-Like Star, Confirmed by Timing Variations — Holman et al., 10.1126/science.1195778 — Science: The Kepler spacecraft is monitoring over 150,000 stars for evidence of planets transiting those stars. We report the detection, based on 7 months of Kepler observations, […]