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NASA’s Kepler Discovers 10 new Earth-like Planets

NASA’s Kepler Discovers 10 new Earth-like Planets

NASA make yet another groundbreaking discovery about the mighty universe with the advent of its (Kepler’s telescope).


10 planets that are the size of the earth exist with optimum conditions for water. They exist in a “habitable zone” around their respected stars with favorable conditions for liquid water.



One of the biggest mysteries of the universe that human race has been so eager to solve and still hasn’t is the mighty old question that even a child could ask his mother as he looks upon the sky,



Are we alone in the universe? Is there life on any other world than ours?


“An important question for us is, ‘Are we alone?’” Kepler program’s scientist Mario Perez quoted this exactly to a reporter in a conference call.



Well, we may still be miles away from finding the answer to that but day by day we are getting one step closer thanks to NASA.




This can also be called an extension of NASA’s another blockbuster discovery of the seven Earth-like planets 4 months ago in February using the (Spitzer telescope). NASA has now discovered a new giant batch of 219 planets out of which 10 are as big as the earth and have propitious conditions for liquid water.




The Kepler’s Telescope undertook observations from around 200,000 sample stars in the (Cygnus Constellation).


Being called the rocky world, these 10 Earth-sized planets lie at the perfect distance from their parent stars for water where water could pool pond at the surface if only it exists there and the odds seem highly favorable. The “habitable zone” they exist might have the capacity and conditions to foster life.


NASA started their Kepler Telescope project back in 2009 with a mission to find if Earth-like planets exist rarely or commonly, or at all. The project ran till 2013 and during the 4-year course it found 2,335 confirmed planets (exoplanets) and 1,699 others, out of which 50 worlds maybe just the size of the earth and have similar temperatures.

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