NASA Kepler Mission discovers unusually close rocky and gaseous planets around distant solar-type star

Posted on Thursday 5th July 2012

Scientists at the University of Birmingham are among an international team of astronomers which has today announced the discovery of an unusual planetary system circling a solar-type star 1,200 light years from Earth. The results, which are published in Science, come from observations made by the NASA Kepler space telescope.

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