Keplar Discovers Small Rocky Exoplanet

Big news in science and astronomy, so I can’t pass it up. The Keplar space telescope has recently discovered its first small, rocky exoplanet, designated Kepler-10b, located some 560 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. The host star is about 11 billion years old, and unfortunately the planet is a scorched, cinder of a world orbiting even closer to its star than Mercury’s orbit around the sun. Not much of a chance for life being there, unless of course they are molten magma-men.

Anyway, here’s a video release from NASA:

Be sure to read the article at NASA as well. While you’re checking this out, you also may want to peruse this gallery of the strangest exoplanets yet discovered. Fascinating stuff!

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