NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope Finds Tiny Planet 200 Light-Years Away

Nobody should expect to find anything living on Kepler-37b. The planet orbits its star once every 11 days (Mercury, by contrast, which is scorchingly close to the fires of our sun, takes just under 88 days), so it’s both too small to have an atmosphere and too hot to sustain life even if it had one.

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