Kepler 22b - A New Planet in Habitable Zone
NASA recently discovered a new planet which is very much similar to the Earth and is believed to be habitable or inhabited already.
NASA recently discovered this new planet which is very much similar to Earth.
Just a few days ago, NOAO (National Optical Astronomy Observatory) discovered the planet Kepler 21b and now this discovery of Kepler 22b which is pretty much located in the habitable zone is turning to be NASA's one of the biggest successes.
Kepler 22b - Characterstics
Color - Blue Tran-quit
Radius - 2.4 times the earth's
Temperature - 72 degrees Fahrenheit
Distance From it's sun - 79 million miles
Completes the Orbit - 290 days
Distance from Earth - 600 light years (22 million years to reach)
As you can see the conditions are very much favorable for the planet to be habitable and in fact there's even a possibility of planet being already inhabited. However, even after it's color being blue scientists are not sure that whether it's liquid, solid or gas.
Comparison with Kepler 21b (which is not believed to be Habitable)
Kepler 22b is alot similar to earth. Kepler 21b was discovered last week and the major difference between these two is the temperature depending on their locations. Kepler 22b as stated, is located 79 million miles away from it's sun having quite a favorable temperature of 72 degrees Fahrenheit whereas Kepler 21b is located just around 3 miles away from the sun believed to be having around 2960 degrees Fahrenheit of temperature.
They are hoping to find more habitable planets within an year. Lets hope for the best.
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