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A small star with an Earth-like planet

A rocky planet close in size to Earth has been discovered in the cosmic vicinity of our Sun. The small size and proximity of the associated star bode well for studies of the planet's atmosphere. See Letter p.204

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Figure 1: Relative sizes of planets to stars.

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Deming, D. A small star with an Earth-like planet. Nature 527, 169–170 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/527169a

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