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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Planet Kepler 22b lie in Habitable Zone

Kepler-22b Habitable Planet
     NASA's Kepler Mission has confirmed a Earth like Planet Kepler22b in Habitable Zone. Kepler has discovered more than 1000 planets. But out of these thousand planet 10 planets are Earth sized and orbit in Habitable Zone. 

Kepler-22b is small and similar to our Earth which lie in the Habitable zone from its Star like our Sun. The planet is about 2.4 times larger than Earth in radius. Kepler had discovered 150,000 brighter stars for the search of planets. 

Kepler science team use ground-based space telescopes and Spitzer Space Telescopes to image the observations. It also observes the constellation Cygnus and Lyra to find planets around brightest stars. Kepler-22b is 600 light-years away from our Earth and it orbit around the star in 290 days. The star is G-Type of star.

Of 54 Habitable planets discovered by Kepler team, Kepler 22b is the first confirmed habitable planet. Kepler had discovered 2,236 planets, of these 207 are earth-sized planets, 680 are larger than Earth, 1,181 are Neptune sized planet, 203 are Jupiter sized planet and 55 are larger than Jupiter. For More Information NASA's Kepler Mission


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