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Saturday, July 25, 2015

The most Earth-like planet found

A group of planets discovered by the NASA's Kepler space telescope which contained a planet that have characteristics similar to Earth named Kepler-452b.

Kepler-452b perform orbit the star at a distance equal to the radius of the Earth to the sun, though the planet is 60 percent larger than the Earth. And the scientists believe this is the most Earth-like planet so far.
This artist's rendition provided by NASA shows the Kepler space telescope. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1uDwr4x)
Planet like this attracted the attention of astronomers because its size is quite small and the temperature is cold enough to store water on its surface, so it is likely to support life.
The orbital period of Kepler-452b is very similar to that of Earth. (Picture from: http://bbc.in/1ejIrps)
NASA-led science, John Grunsfeld, said that this new world is the most similar to Earth so far.
Scientists said that Kepler-452b might be entering a runaway greenhouse phase. (Picture from: http://bbc.in/1ejIrps)
Leader of the Kepler data analysis at NASA Ames Research Center in California, John Jenkins, adding, "It is truly an honor to convey this message to you today. There is a new kid in this place who just moved in next door."
Artist's impressions of exoplanets discovered by Kepler, alongside Earth. From left: Kepler-22b, Kepler-69c, the just announced Kepler-452b, Kepler-62f, Kepler-186f and, finally, our planet. (Picture from: http://bbc.in/1ejIrps)
This new planet joined with other like exoplanet such as Kepler-186f that have many similarities with our Earth. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BBC]
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