Archive for December, 2011

Earth-Like Planet

It’s reported that NASA’s Kepler deep space probe has found a planet, similar to Earth. It’s close to the size of earth and about 352 light years away. The planet is called Kepler-22b. The planet orbits a bright star like the our sun.

“We’re getting closer and closer to discovering the so-called ‘Goldilocks planet,'” Pete Worden, director of NASA’s Ames Research Center said.

the fact is amount of the total candidate planets that Kepler has found to date is 2,326, 207 of them are approximately Earth-size. More of them, 680, are a bit larger than our planet, then falling into the “super-Earth” category. The total number of candidate planets in the habitable zones of their stars is now 48.

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