Big Money and New Discoveries in the Search for Aliens

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Today, NASA officials announced the discovery of a new Earth-like planet that may be habitable. It’s been named Kepler - 452b.And it comes the same week that a Russian tycoon gave the search for extraterrestrial life a $100 million boost.

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Artist's concept compares Earth (L) to the new planet, called Kepler-452b
which is about 60 percent larger in diameter.
Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle