National view: Only politics can save human species
Published 01/01/2012, Washington Post Writers Group
Huge excitement last week: Two Earth-size planets were found orbiting a sun-like star less than a thousand light-years away. This comes two weeks after the stunning announcement of another planet orbiting another star at precisely the right distance — within the “habitable zone” that is not too hot and not too cold — to allow for liquid water and therefore possible life.Word count: 852
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