July appears like a truly occupied month for NASA. After the late Pluto flyby of the New Horizons, todayNASA is going to declare the discovery of “another Earth” i.e. another Earth-like planet. This possible discovery has been made with the help of NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope. Today, at a press conference, NASA will be sharing the recent discoveries made by Kepler Space Telescope.
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Today, and thousands of discoveries later, astronomers are on the cusp of finding something people have dreamed about for thousands of years — another Earth.
The very first exoplanet that was discovered orbiting another Sun-like star was found 20-years ago in 1995. Today, as NASA hints, we could be greeted by another Earth.
NASA is holding a live teleconference to announce the new Kepler Telescope discoveries from 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 pm EDT on July 23.
Kepler Telescope was launched in 2009 to search the planets in Goldilocks zone i.e. a safe distance from a star for a planet to hold liquid water. It is expected that NASA announcement will feature the most Earth-like planet to date, or another Earth.
Just 21 years ago, these Earth-size planets were science fiction. Thanks to its launch, the Kepler Telescope has made a disocvery of more than 1,000 planets, and 3,000 bodies that fall under the “planet candidates.” It was earlier this year, when NASA found eight new planets in the Goldilocks zone.
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