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AAS 2010: Mind the gap

UPDATE: I have a story on a slightly different aspect of the Kepler results — asteroseismology — up on the main Nature News site. So the Kepler mission announced its first exoplanetary discoveries today: four huge planets bigger than Jupiter, and one about the size of Neptune, all hotly hugging their parent stars in tight orbits of a few days. There were a few neat tidbits that Kepler PI Bill Borucki offered up about the finds in talks today. One of the hot Jupiters has a density as fluffy as styrofoam. Some of them are hotter than molten lead. Looking 

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