web analytics

NASA: Kepler-186f: The first discovered Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of another star

Click to enlarge video or view it below.

Published on Apr 17, 2014

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has discovered the first validated Earth-size planet orbiting in the habitable zone of a distant star, an area where liquid water might exist on its surface. The planet, Kepler-186f, is ten percent larger in size than Earth and orbits its parent star, Kepler-186, every 130 days. The star, located about 500 light-years from Earth, is classified as an M1 dwarf and is half the size and mass of our sun.

 

RelatedPost