Wolf 503b, a super-Earth exoplanet twice the size of Earth, is discovered 145 light years away by American, German, and Canadian researchers via the NASA Kepler Space Telescope.
An exoplanet twice the size of Earth, known as Wolf 503b, has been found just 145 light-years away from our home planet.
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