kepler 22-B





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For my Em.. astronomy is your friend.



A newly discovered planet is eerily similar to Earth and is sitting outside our solar system in what seems to be the ideal place for life, except for one hitch. It's a bit too big.
The planet is smack in the middle of what astronomers call the Goldilocks zone, that hard to find place that's not too hot, not too cold, where water, which is essential for life, doesn't freeze or boil. And it has a shopping mall-like surface temperature of near 72 degrees, scientists say.

The planet's confirmation was announced Monday by NASA along with other discoveries by its Kepler telescope, which was launched on a planet-hunting mission in 2009.
That's the first planet confirmed in the habitable zone for Kepler, which had already found Earth-like rocky planets elsewhere. Twice before astronomers have announced a planet found in that zone, but neither have been as promising.

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Every time I go and shave, I assume there's someone else on the planet shaving. So I say, 'I'm gonna go shave, too.'
Mitch Hedberg




3 comments:

  1. I love the quote. I also think this discovery is very cool. If there is life on Earth, there has to be life somewhere else in the universe.

    *Erin

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  2. You always seem to find the most interesting news facts. I read the newspaper and follow the news but never find interesting facts such as these.

    I love your new background! Zebras in cool boots with heels! Love it!

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  3. Oh how I love when such discoveries are made. I was so excited to read about this in the news the other day - I do hope we'll get to know know about this planet soon. I love the possibility of life being elsewhere in the universe.

    And yes, great background - Zebras in pretty shoes - that is so you!

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