Kepler Space Telescople finds Earth-like extrasolar planet

Using NASA‘s Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the “habitable zone” — the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable zone of stars other than our sun. A team of astronomers published a paper in Science on April 18, 2014.

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