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Stories with subject: Planetary systems
  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:57 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

  • Newfound pink world lurks at solar system fringes 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 4:22 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Peering into the far reaches of the solar system, astronomers have spied a pink frozen world 7½ billion miles from the sun.