Tuesday, December 06, 2011

BBC News - Kepler 22-b: Earth-like planet confirmed

Maybe Google and Facebook have ongoing growth opportunities after all

Astronomers have confirmed the existence of an Earth-like planet in the "habitable zone" around a star not unlike our own.

The planet, Kepler 22-b, lies about 600 light-years away and is about 2.4 times the size of Earth, and has a temperature of about 22C.

It is the closest confirmed planet yet to one like ours - an "Earth 2.0".

BBC News - Kepler 22-b: Earth-like planet confirmed

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