Scientists Discover Earth-Like Planet 22 Light Years Away

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The newest find is courtesy of astronomers Steven Vogt and Eugenio Rivera from the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), led by Guillem Anglada-Escudé and Paul Butler of the Carnegie Institution for Science. The researchers used data from the European Southern Observatory and analyzed it with a new data-analysis method, incorporating measurements from the WM Keck Observatory’s High Resolution Echelle Spectrograph and the new Carnegie Planet Finder Spectrograph at the Magellan II Telescope. Initial observations show promising results.

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