Using the prolific planet hunting Kepler spacecraft, astronomers have discovered 1,235 candidate planets orbiting other suns since the Kepler mission's search for Earth-like worlds began in 2009. Earth Lik Planets, Nasa Spacecraft, Planets Orbit, Stars, Aliens Planets, Spacecraft Finding, Astronomy, Sun, Science
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Kepler-186f ~ The first known Earth-size planet to lie within the habitable zone of a star beyond the Sun. Discovered using data from the prolific planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft, the distant world orbits its parent star, a cool, dim, M dwarf star about half the size and mass of the Sun, some 500 light-years away from us, in the constellation Cygnus. While the size and orbit of Kepler-186f are known, its mass and composition are not, and can't be determined by Kepler's transit technique. (NASA)
The First Direct Image of a Tatooine-Like System This world is really awesome. The woman who make our chocolate think you're awesome, too. Please consider ordering some Peruvian Chocolate today! Fast shipping! www.amazon.com/...
Scientists have only searched through a tiny fraction of our galaxy, and with the fast advances in technology, we can expect many more interesting discoveries in the future. But for now, check out the handy infographic below, courtesy of Space.com, displaying all known types of alien worlds.
Summary of the top 5 'habitable planets'. Ps. Things are advancing so fast with recent discoveries with the Kepler Probe that we now already have an even stronger candidate than these five, Kepler-186f (see next pin on this Board), inside the Goldilocks Zone for the Red Dwarf Star it orbits & just 10% more massive than Earth. Place your bets please!
4 Planet Sunset by Jia Hao: Taken from the summit of volcanic Mount Lawu (Central Java) 7/21/10. Click on the link to see the position labels for Mercury, Regulus,Venus, Mars & Saturn. Discover the incomparable cosmos with "Astronomy Picture of the Day"!