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Contact: Christine Pulliam
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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Comparison of Kepler-78b and Earth

Caption: This illustration compares our Earth with the newly confirmed lava planet Kepler-78b. Kepler-78b is about 20 percent larger than Earth, with a diameter of 9,200 miles, and weighs roughly 1.8 times as much as Earth.

Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)

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