Thursday, July 23, 2015

Earth-Like Planet Orbiting Similar Star Found Very Far Away

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NASA has announced the discovery of the first near-Earth size planet in the so-called habitable zone around another star 1,400 light-years from Earth, in the constellation Cygnus, a star that star closely resembles the Sun. The exoplanet, Kepler-452b, is the smallest ‘Goldilocks’ planet to date found in a habitable zone, NASA said in a statement.

The final frontier has always been space. 1,400 light-years from Earth requires either a manipulation of space and time continuum or a really fast space craft. The speed of light in vacuum, commonly denoted c, is exactly 299,792,458 meters per second and universal physical constant in many areas of physics.

Headline: Earth-like planet discovered using NASA's Kepler space telescope

Scientists using NASA’s powerful Kepler telescope have found a planet beyond the solar system that is a close match to Earth.

The planet, which is about 60 percent bigger than Earth, is located about 1,400 light years away in the constellation Cygnus, the scientists told a news conference on Thursday.


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