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Posted at 3:10 PM ET, 01/10/2011

NASA: Kepler discovers its first rocky planet

By Ed O'Keefe


(Video by NASA)

Here's some cool government work:

NASA's Kepler mission confirmed the discovery of its first rocky planet, named Kepler-10b. Measuring 1.4 times the size of Earth, it is the smallest planet ever discovered outside our solar system.

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 10, 2011; 3:10 PM ET
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Very cool, probably not really the first rocky extrasolar planet found though. These Pulsar Planets were discovered in 1990:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSR_1257%2B12

Posted by: Heathenish | January 11, 2011 12:57 PM | Report abuse

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