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Release No.: 2011-24
For Release: Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 9:00am

Invisible World Discovered

Kepler-19c

The "invisible" world Kepler-19c, seen in the foreground of this artist's conception, was discovered solely through its gravitational influence on the companion world Kepler-19b - the dot crossing the star's face. Kepler-19b is slightly more than twice the diameter of Earth, and is probably a "mini-Neptune." Nothing is known about Kepler-19c, other than that it exists.

David A. Aguilar (CfA)