Habitable Planet Found Similar to Earth - NASA

SF News – Kepler, NASA’s planet hunting Telescope has spotted a planet with many similarities to earth including that it may contain water, land, and life. 

NASA says that the temperature on the planet surface is about 72 degrees Fahrenheit and its sun is very similar to our own sun.  The planet orbits its sun at a distance which is considered habitable.   At this range liquid water can exist on surface of the planet.

 

“Kepler has discovered more than 1,000 new planet candidates, nearly doubling its previously known count,” Said NASA in a statement release Monday.

"This is a major milestone on the road to finding Earth's twin," said Douglas Hudgins, Kepler program scientist at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "Kepler's results continue to demonstrate the importance of NASA's science missions, which aim to answer some of the biggest questions about our place in the universe." "This is a major milestone on the road to finding Earth's twin," said Douglas Hudgins, Kepler program scientist at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "Kepler's results continue to demonstrate the importance of NASA's science missions, which aim to answer some of the biggest questions about our place in the universe."

This planet called Kepler-22b now, is 600 light-years away from earth.  It orbits its sun every 290 days.

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