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Habitable Planet Candidates
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Fewer Habitable Planet Candidates 

New information has come in, and the number of known habitable planet candidates has dropped by 17 to only 28. Worse, the 4 of the 5 candidates most like Earth completely disappeared from the potentially-habitable list. 
Muirhead et al. (2012) reanalysed the stellar characteristics of 84 cool red planet-candidate host stars based on new spectra. They found that these radii of 83 of these stars are significantly smaller than reported in the initial Kepler Input Catalogue.
 
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The Habitable Exoplanets Catalogue (HEC) is an online database for scientists, educators, and the general public focused on habitable exoplanets discoveries. The catalogue uses various habitability indices and classifications to identify, rank, and compare exoplanets, including their potential satellites, or exomoons.
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