Jim Bell

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The amazing discoveries from NASA’s Kepler planet-hunting space telescope keep rolling in. The latest, announced this week by astronomers, is the discovery of a planet just 10% larger than the Earth orbiting in the so-called “habitable zone” of the star Kepler-186.

In our solar system, Earth is the only planet in the habitable zone — the distance from the sun where liquid water can exist on the surface without boiling away (like on Venus), or turning to ice (like on Mars).

The new planet, imaginatively dubbed Kepler-186f for now, appears to be in the same kind of Goldilocks place in its solar system.…  Seguir leyendo »