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University of California - Berkeley

Earth-Size Planets in Habitable Zone

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Caption: This is an animation explaining a new analysis of data from NASA's Kepler mission that concludes that about one in five sun-like stars have Earth-size planets in their habitable zone.

Credit: Erik Petigura/UC Berkeley, Andrew Howard/UH, Geoffrey Marcy/UC Berkeley & Illumina Studios, Emeryville, Calif.

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