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  • Is Earth’s Closest Cousin A Dying Planet?

    Is Earth’s Closest Cousin A Dying Planet?

    Last week, the human race met its very first Earth-like planet orbiting a Sun-like star in the habitable zone. Kepler-452b’s discovery was met with resounding excitement, but the news was bittersweet. Because life on this distant world — if it exists at all — could be facing imminent extinction.