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Old November 5 2013, 03:03 AM   #3
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Re: 1 in 5 stars have earth-like planets around them!

"Earth-like" is the term journalists and scientists with a sensationalist flair use for Earth mass planets. And the so-called "habitable zone" is pure conjecture.

Once upon a time there were canals on Mars and rain forests on Venus.

Exoplanetary astronomy is exciting, but we hear about "Earth-like" planets almost as often as we hear about Voyager leaving the Solar system and entering interstellar space.
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