Kepler Data Yields Earth-Sun Analog

Credit: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech
A distant cousin to Earth’s Sun harbors an Earth-like planet in its habitable zone that, in theory, could sustain life. It is the nearest exoplanet twin to Earth yet found. Designated Kepler 452b, the planet is probably rocky, 60% larger than Earth and orbits its star – a G2 type like Earth’s Sun –...

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