TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,977 Reviews & Articles | 38,620 News Posts

NASA's Kepler telescope finds three 'super-Earth-size' exoplanets that could house life

NASA peers through their Kepler telescope, finds three potentially habitable planets

| Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Jan 1, 1970 12:00 am

NASA has used their Kepler telescope to discover three "super-Earth-size" exoplanets that are close enough to their star to possibly have water on them. Two of the planets, Kepler-62e and Kepler-62f, orbit a K2 dwarf estimated to be around 7 billion years old.

 

TweakTown image news/2/9/29815_05_nasa_s_kepler_telescope_finds_there_super_earth_size_exoplanets_that_could_house_life.jpg

 

This star measures in at around two-thirds the size of our sun, and is orbited by a total of five planets, three of which are too close to be habitable for life to form. Kepler-69c, the biggest of the three new planets discovered, is estimated to be around 70% larger than Earth, and takes 242 days to circle its star. This isn't the biggest news NASA has had, but it is interesting nonetheless.

NEWS SOURCES:Engadget.com

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Science, Space & Robotics news at our Science, Space & Robotics news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this news

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts
Check out TweakTown Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases