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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:30 pm 
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http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/keple ... ystem.html

They're a bit toasty though. And the layout of the system is rather interesting (5 planets all within Mercury's distance, alternating small and large, no big as giants).

But still, exciting! (I was wondering where Kepler 20 was too... I'd noticed it was missing from the lists until now!).

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Very Cool!

Not too surprising that the first ones discovered would be close to the star; after all, that is how we found the first gas giants.

I think 2012 will be the year we find an Earth-like world in the Habitable Zone!

We are SOOO close.

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'Course, they found two more small planets orbiting a stellar corpse the next day...

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Cyborg IM1 wrote:
We are SOOO close.

And yet so far. How do we get there?

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Traveller wrote:
And yet so far. How do we get there?


We don't.

But we can certainly take lots of measurements from where we are now in order to find out more about what's there.

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