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Friday, April 26, 2013

UW astronomer discovers Earthlike planet, keeps the faith

An earthlike planet, Kepler-62f (seen in a NASA rendering on the computer — second from right), is highlighted by Eric Agol, the University of Washington astronomer who discovered it. The planet is 40 percent bigger than Earth (far right) and exists in a “habitable zone.”