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  1. Newly Discovered Kepler-421b Has Longest-Known Year of Any Transiting Exoplanet

    One-million, thirteen-thousand, seven-hundred sixty minutes, how do you measure, measure a year?

    Kepler-421b orbits its star at a leisurely pace of making one trip around every 704 Earth days, or nearly half the speed the Earth moves around the Sun. That's not the slowest orbit we've found, but it's significant because Kepler-421b is beyond its star's "Snow Line," and it's a transiting exoplanet. Together those things mean we were incredibly lucky to find it at all.

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  2. Science Gets Us One Step Closer To Finding Aliens. Thanks, Science.

    It Came From Outer Space

    NASA's Kepler space telescope has spent three years searching for exoplanets - planets outside our solar system - that could potentially support life. Analysis of the data collected now suggests that there are billions of Earth-sized planets orbiting at a safe distance from Sun-like stars in our galaxy.

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  3. Directed SETI Search of 86 Star Systems Comes Up Empty-Handed

    The results of a three-month long directed search of a small patch of sky by researchers at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) are officially in, and they are disappointing. Well, disappointing for anyone who was hoping they would come back showing some glimmer of intelligent life elsewhere in the galaxy. If you're particularly worried about alien invasions, though, you can sleep peacefully for at least one more night, as a close survey of 86 stars turned up none of the signals indicative of life that the SETI scientists were looking for.

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