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NASA preps long-distance rescue plan for crippled Kepler telescope

Sharon Gaudin | July 9, 2013
Space telescope has been spinning out of control and not working since May.

The three planets are part of a system of at least six planets that orbit a star known as Gliese 667C, which is 22 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Scorpius.

It was the first time that three planets have been found orbiting in a habitable zone in the same system.

In April, NASA reported that Kepler discovered two other planets 1,200 light years from Earth, that are perfectly sized and positioned to potentially hold life.


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