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The Goldilocks World in Cygnus, Kepler-186f. In April astronomers reported the discovery of the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in a zone habitable for life: not too hot, not too cold, just right. It’s 500 light years away from Earth. Read Chris Wood’s column: A Reflection on Easter, Math and Judas. (Paywall)  Image of artist’s conception courtesy of NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech

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