Habitable Planet DiscoveredApril 23, 2009 at 12:00 pm | Posted in Science, Space, Technology | 3 Comments
The Kepler spacecraft, a mission to locate earth-sized planets around other stars, was launched on March 6. It made it’s first major discovery – it has confirmed a new planet only 1.9 times the size of the earth is in a habitable orbit around the star Gliese 581.
Kepler has been discovering new planets and making more accurate measurements of others. Being within the “habitable zone” means conditions may be similar enough to those on earth to support life.
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