- By Maggie Masetti
- July 24, 2015
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The Kepler spacecraft just discovered the most Earth-like exoplanet yet. It’s like a bigger, older cousin to our planet. And it’s orbiting in the habitable zone of a sun-like star! Additionally there’s a good chance it could have a rocky surface and liquid water. Meet Kepler-452b: Kepler-452b is slightly larger … Continue Reading →
Fomalhaut + Fomalhaut b; courtesy of NASA, ESA, UC Berkeley, NASA GSFC, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and NASA JPL-Caltech) For a lot of people, exoplanets are some of the most exciting discoveries in current astronomy. The first exoplanets were detected in 1992 orbiting the pulsar PSR B1257+12, all three of … Continue Reading →