Space Fan News #45: Kepler Finds Two Planets That Survived a Red Giant Expansion

http://facebook.com/SpaceFan http://gplus.to/TonyDarnell I thought this discovery was so cool that I devoted the entire episode to it. Two Earth-sized planets have been discovered around a dying star that has passed the red giant stage. Becaus

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I thought this discovery was so cool that I devoted the entire episode to it.

Two Earth-sized planets have been discovered around a dying star that has passed the red giant stage. Because of their close orbits, the planets must have been engulfed by their star while it swelled up to many times its original size.
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v480/n7378/full/nature10631.html
http://uanews.org/node/43786
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111221140343.htm