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Exoplanetary Scratchpad

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One of the brightest systems in Kepler's field of vision (though not quite visible to the naked eye, the nearest Kepler system with a confirmed planet), also known as HD 179070, located 352 light years away. Kepler detected a 10 Earth mass and 1.6 Earth radii hot super-Earth orbiting 10 times nearer than Mercury does the Sun. Its temperature is about 2,960F.

Kepler 21 System Web Pages[]

Kepler 21 System In the News[]

Hot Near Earth-Sized Planet Found (2011)[]

Year in Review (2011)[]

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