Monday, April 21, 2014

NASA finds most Earth-like planet to date - April 20, 2014

Published on Apr 20, 2014
NASA's Kepler Space Telescope has found an Earth-sized planet within the habitable zone of the star it orbits, the space agency announced Thursday. The planet, which NASA calls Kepler-186f, is located in the constellation Cygnus, about 500 light-years from Earth. Orbiting the star Kepler-186 once every 130 days, it receives one-third of the energy from that star than Earth does from the sun. Residing within its star's "habitable zone" is not a guarantee that life is possible, but makes for a better chance that it is. RT's Lindsay France has more on this interstellar discovery.