Astronomers just found an exoplanet shockingly similar to Earth
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April 18, 20203 min read, 501 words

Astronomers just found an exoplanet shockingly similar to EarthAstronomers just found an exoplanet shockingly similar to Earth

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Published: April 18, 2020  |  3 min read, 501 words
Earth, as far as any of us know, is the only planet that has all the right ingredients for life. When astronomers gaze out past our solar system in search of new worlds it’s impossible to know exactly what is happening on its surface. Still, by measuring everything that can be me...
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Investigative
April 19, 2020
A delightfully written and truly engaging piece of science reporting. The Author does a wonderful job of telling a tale alternately both thrilling and, ultimately though, mildly disappointing. Nevertheless, a great deal of information is provided. The quoting, commentary, and sourcing links all add to the exceedingly interesting nature of the work. The writing is crisp and it feels as if the reader is having a friendly and intimate conversation with the Author about the referenced exciting and new scientific discovery. An outstandingly fascinating and worthwhile read. I gave it 4.5 stars instead of five only because it would have been nice to have had a longer exposition on the subject matter.
April 19, 2020
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Great Context
April 18, 2020
I appreciated how the article prefaced the article saying that this is a guess, but an informed guess, and that we can't do better than such guesses given planetary distances.
April 18, 2020
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Balanced
April 18, 2020
Good write up, since the discovery is recent, there is likely not much additional information available at this point (sadly); however, this encompasses the positive and negative variables we do know at this time.
April 18, 2020
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Great Context
April 18, 2020
A very well written, engaging short read about the newly discovered planet. I liked author Mike Wehner's pro and con format for explaining how excited we should be about the discovery and it's potential to foster alien life or perhaps someday humans. Well done for such a brief read.
April 18, 2020
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