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KOI-172.02: An excellent candidate for a “Venus-twin”

POSTED BY: S. DOMAGAL-GOLDMAN
 
It seems that we have our latest “Earth twin candidate.” This time, the planet is in orbit around a star very similar to our Sun. It’s been getting lots of press attention. A google news search turns up quite a bit. Unfortunately, this planet is almost certain to be way too hot to support life, according to the metrics posted at the Kepler website. Before I get into that, a quick primer on what the habitable zone is. It’s the area....
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