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Pack your bags! NASA's latest exoplanet hunter satellite finds its first Earth-sized world in a habitable zone – and it's only 100 light years away

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Re: Atmo

> assuming it doesn't have a strongly elliptical orbit

I'm not sure that's possible when tidally locked - the planet would have to a variable rate of rotation i.e. slowing down when farther away and speeding up when closer in. It would need to be a pretty powerful source of energy to do that to an earth-sized planet over a 30 day period.

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