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The Week in Pictures: April 13–19, 2013

In the past seven days, Kepler scientists discovered the smallest "habitable zone" planets to date, Herschel Space Observatory astronomers uncovered an extremely massive early-type galaxy that shouldn’t be present so soon after the Big Bang, researchers have for the first time observed a concrete hint of what physicists believe to be the particle behind dark matter, and more.

Illustration by NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech

Kepler discovers smallest "habitable zone" planets to date

Each of these three super-Earth-sized exoplanets orbits at the right distance from its host star for its surface to be potentially suitable for life. Learn more »
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