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Earth-like Planet ‘Kepler 452b’ Finally Found But…

This artist's concept depicts one possible appearance of the planet Kepler-452b, the first near-Earth-size world to be found in the habitable zone of star that is similar to our sun. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle

NASA has beeen aggressively looking for an earth-like planet for over a decade and many findings of planets proved futile owing to non-habitable or hostile conditions but the one found and named Kepler 452b is two-thirds similar, if not exactly the twin. The new earth-like planet has 385 days and twice the gravity, rocky surface and orbits its own Sun, ...

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5 Ancient planets, two-and-a-half times older than Earth, Found

Scientists have discovered five small planets ancient enough dating back to the days when the Milky Way Galaxy was just young at 2 billion years old. Using data from NASA’s Kepler mission, the found the tightly packed system, named Kepler-444, is also home to five planets that range in size, the smallest comparable to the size of Mercury and the ...

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