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This artist's concept compares Earth (left) to the new planet, called Kepler-452b, which is about 60 percent larger in diameter. CREDIT: NASA/JPL-CALTECH/T. PYLE

Keck Observatory confirms planet described as ‘an older cousin to Earth’

The W. M. Keck Observatory has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star.

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Full disk Earth image captured at 11 a.m. HST Thursday, August 7, 2014. You can clearly see Hurricane Iselle close to the Big Island while Hurricane Julio is flowing Iselle's lead. Image courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Wish you were here? Trick question, you are here.

Full disk Earth image captured at 11 a.m. HST Thursday, August 7, 2014. You can clearly see Hurricane Iselle close to the Big Island while Hurricane Julio is flowing Iselle’s lead.

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The Big Blue Marble we call home

This composite image uses a number of swaths of the Earth’s surface taken on January 4, 2012. NASA renamed its newest Earth-observing satellite in honor of the late meteorologist Verner E. Suomi.

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First image from new GOES-14 satellite

First image from new GOES-14 satellite

From approximately 35,786 km (22,236 miles) in space, NOAA’s newest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite – GOES-14 – took its first full-disk visible image of the earth on July 27, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. GOES-14, launched on June 27, 2009, from Cape Canaveral, Fla., joins three other NOAA operational GOES spacecraft that help the agency’s […]

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