The Telegraph: Nasa hails ‘significant step’ in search for habitable planets

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/8254214/Nasa-hails-significant-step-in-search-for-habitable-planets.html
Found on: http://www.activistpost.com/2011/01/nasa-hails-significant-step-in-search.html

A rocky planet about the size of Earth discovered orbiting a star outside our solar system has been hailed as a “significant step” in the search for habitable worlds similar to our own.

NASA Illustration - AFP

NASA Illustration - AFP

Nick Collins
Telegraph
January 12, 2011

Kepler-10b, which was found by Nasa’s Kepler space telescope, has an estimated temperature of more than 1,370C (2,500F), which is hot enough to melt iron.

But even though it is far too close to its sun for life to survive, the discovery of the smallest planet to be detected outside our solar system was nevertheless described by scientists as a major breakthrough.

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