In addition to the discovery of Kepler-452b, the scientists announced 11 more newly-found Earth-sized planets.
Jessica Orwig reports: Some scientists believe we’re most likely to find life outside of Earth if we look beyond our solar system. Life, they think, could be present on some Earth-like planet orbiting a different sun thousands of light years away.
These earth-like planets do exist. Called exoplanets, they were discovered 20 years ago. But scientists haven’t found a planet that’s similar in size to Earth, orbiting a star similar to our sun, and traveling in a habitable zone (which means the planet is at the right temperature to harbor liquid water).
That is, until now.
Here’s what we know so far about Earth 2.0:
- It’s 60 percent larger than Earth.
- It’s most likely rocket, meaning…
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