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Telescope Built In Boulder Finds Smallest Planet

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(credit: Ball Aerospace)

(credit: Ball Aerospace)

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)- Scientists from NASA say they’ve discovered a new planetary system and a telescope built in Colorado helped find it.

The Kepler Space Telescope was built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies in Boulder.

Scientists used the telescope to find the smallest planet ever discovered around a star similar to our sun.

The planet is about the size of the moon.

Kepler’s mission is to find planets similar to the Earth where water might exist.

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