new planet discovered
The new planet is the most like Earth of any discovered so far
"Finding Kepler-421b was a stroke of luck," study lead author David Kipping, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Located about 560 light-years from Earth, Kepler-10c is a rocky planet with a diameter of 18,000 miles (as compared to Earth's
The discovery of new worlds, and the potential for further exploration of that final frontier, space, makes us think of our own limitations as well as our potential for trying to understand, and the impossibility of having or knowing it all when we want to.
According to NASA, the research team also found that unlike our solar system, which features the larger and more gaseous
NASA announced Monday the discovery of Kepler-22b, the first planet the Kepler spacecraft has discovered in the habitable
By contrast, Earth is about 150,000,000 km (93 million miles) from its own sun. Astronomers frequently discover new planets