Friday, April 18, 2014

Earth 2.0? Astronomers reveal Kepler-186f, the latest planet in a habitable 'Goldilocks zone'

A planet similar in size to Earth with surface temperatures suitable for water to exist in liquid form has been discovered orbiting a distant star in what is the strongest candidate yet for a habitable world outside the Solar System.

Scientists said last night that the planet, called Kepler-186f, is the smallest “exoplanet” so far discovered and is highly likely to be a rocky planet like Earth, with its own atmosphere and solid surface where liquid water and possibly life can exist.

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