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Discovering a Planet With Similar Conditions to Earth

Astrobiologists and advocates of human space colonization have long searched for planets similar to Earth in terms of conditions – with water bodies and an atmosphere that offers protection from cosmic radiation. Exoplanets circling stars other than our Sun are now estimated in the thousands, yet finding an Earth-like planet within its host star’s habitable […]

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Planet Similar to Earth Found in the Habitable Zone of a Star

Astronomers have discovered a planet the size of Earth which orbits its host star within the habitable zone – meaning its surface could support liquid water life. Astronomers in search of alien life will take heart in this discovery, which indicates that rocky planets are far more widespread than previously assumed. Kepler-1649c Astronomers using data

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