Kepler Mission Discovers Earth-like Planet in the Habitable Zone of a Star Similar to Our Own

Today, NASA announced the discovery of the first near-Earth-size planet found in the habitable zone of a star similar to our sun (a G2-type star). ┬áNamed for the mission which discovered it, Kepler-452b is 60% larger in diameter than the Earth; bigger, but still likely to be a rocky planet. ┬áIt has a 385-day orbit […]

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