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Habitable, But Not Much Like Home

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Science  27 Apr 2007:
Vol. 316, Issue 5824, pp. 528
DOI: 10.1126/science.316.5824.528b

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For the first time, astronomers have found an Earth-like planet that could be habitable. The rocky world orbits a puny red dwarf star just over 20 light-years away in the constellation Libra. (Read more.)