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Astronomers Identify New Planet

Astronomers at NASA detected a new planet, Gliese 581-G, detected outside the earth's solar system.  They believe it may have a temperature that is just right to support life.  Scientists estimate temperatures on the planet average from -24 to 10 degrees Celsius.  The new planet has a mass three to four times that of Earth and is 20 light-years away from us.

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