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Many, Perhaps Most, Nearby Sun-Like Stars May Form Rocky Planets

Terrestrial Worlds

Astronomers have discovered that terrestrial planets might form around many, if not most, of the nearby sun-like stars in our galaxy. These new results suggest that worlds with potential for life might be more common than we thought.

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