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Former OU PhD student involved in discovering new planet

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Pamela Rowden, a former PhD student at the OU, vetted Kepler-1649c, an Earth-size exoplanet, which has just been discovered.

She brought it to the working group’s attention, when looking through old observations from NASA’s Kepler space telescope.

Dr Rowden worked with NASA, University of Texas, SETI Institute and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in the discovery of this exoplanet, which was found orbiting in the area where a rocky planet could support liquid water.

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