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Earth-sized planets of Kepler-20

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Earth-sized planets of Kepler-20 An artist's concept of the smallest two of five planets suspected to orbit the star Kepler-20, compared to Earth and Venus. These two planets orbit very close to their star so would be much hotter than Earth and Venus. Their diameters are about 87% and 103% that of Earth, give or take 10%.

NASA / Ames / JPL

Original image data dated on or about December 20, 2011.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.


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