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James Daniel Marrs Ritchey

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Are There Any Known Earth-like Habitable Planets?
« on: September 11, 2019, 09:54:34 AM »
Back around 2014 there was a lot of talk about Kepler-186f. As far as I know, it's the best candidate to date, but mostly because it's so far away that little can be determined about it aside from it being in the habitable zone of it's star. Just this year the planet GJ 357 d was discovered which might be a better candidate as it's significantly closer to Earth, but not much is known about it yet either. Hopefully the next-generation telescopes Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) and the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will be able to provide more insight into GJ 357 d?