Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Smallest Yet Exoplanet Found

Hey SPace Placers!

NASA's exoplanet finding Kepler mission has found the smallest yet detected exoplanet. The size of our Moon and smaller than Mercury this was quite a technological feat to pull off.

Tiny Planets (moonlike, 200px)

Known as Kepler-37b the small world is located in Lyra at 210 light years distance and has several other exoplanets in the Kepler 37 system, complete with a star that is similar to our Sun.

Sky Guy in VA

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