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Finding the Next Earth

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Kepler 10b is the first rocky planet nearly the same size as Earth.  The day side of the planet shown here thought to be molten and covered by a giant, hemispheric lava ocean. There is nothing on Earth like this lava ocean.

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Teams of astronomers around the world are racing to find for the first time ever the exact location of the ultimate prize in space exploration--a living world, just like our own planet Earth.

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