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Two "earth-like" planets in the Goldilocks zone are not ther 
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They were, it seems, a mistake based on the observation of sunspots http://news.yahoo.com/two-earth-planets ... 32207.html
This is rather heartbreaking since they were so close, a "mere" 22 light years away.

Hat tip, James Taranto - http://online.wsj.com/articles/best-of- ... reno64-wsj


Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:11 am
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Man! This is a great example of why I don't post stuff about most of the big splash exoplanet headlines ("New planet may be a giant red-hot diamond!") that come along--they're extrapolated from such incredibly small bits of light coming in, they're bound to be wildly inaccurate in lots of ways.


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