Tuesday, December 6, 2011

NASA Announced the Discovery of Kepler-22b

NASA Announced the Discovery of Kepler-22b: New Planet With Earth-Like Characteristics Discovered, the first planet the Kepler spacecraft is discovered in the habitable zone, a zone with a distance of a star where the temperatures allow the existence of liquid water Monday.

The discovery of Kepler-22b, which year 600 light years from Earth, brings scientists a step closer to finding a planet that possibly life can host.

“This is an important milestone on the road to find the Earth twin,” Douglas Hudgins, scientific of the Kepler program said in a statement. “Kepler results continue to demonstrate the importance of the missions of the science of NASA, which aims to answer some of the biggest questions about our place in the universe.”

Kepler-22b has several characteristics similar to the Earth: the temperature is about 72 degrees Fahrenheit and the RADIUS is 2.4 times Earth. The planet revolves around the star, which similar to our Sun, each 290 days, only 75 shy of an Earth year is complete.

Last week, the national optical Astronomy Observatory announced the discovery of Kepler-21b, a planet with a radius of 1.6 times Earth. But unlike Kepler-21b, that only 3.7 million miles from the Sun and it is therefore a torrid degrees Fahrenheit 2,960, Kepler-22b is about 79 million km of the Sun, a pleasant 72 degrees.
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