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Researchers discover new habitable planet

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Astronomers at NASA discover a planet 2.4 times the size of Earth and 600 light-years away, where temperatures are good for life. The planet named Kepler-22b was spotted using, for the first time, the Kepler space telescope. This was announced by researchers at the beginning of the 5-day First Kepler Science Conference at the NASA Ames Research Centre in California.

“If this planet has a surface, it would have a very nice temperature of some 70 degree Fahrenheit (21 degree Celsius),” said NASA’s William Borucki.

Kepler has found 1094 new planet candidates since February 2011, researchers reported, brining the total to a whopping 23.26. (Courtesy NASA)


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