NASA spots tiny Earth-like planet, too hot for life

Washington (AFP) Jan 10, 2011 NASA has spotted a tiny, rocky planet about the size of Earth doing a speedy orbit of a star outside our solar system, but its scorching temperatures are too hot for life, the space agency said Monday. The exoplanet, named Kepler-10b, is the smallest-ever planet discovered outside our solar system, and was located by NASA’s Kepler spacecraft. It is about 1.4 times the size of Earth and s

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