Here's everything we know about the recently discovered Earth 2.0
Here's everything we know about Kepler-452b so far:
- Kepler-452b is circling a star called Kepler-452, situated 1,400 light-years away in the Cygnus constellation of the Milky Way.
- Kepler-452b is nearly 1.6 times bigger than Earth.
- Earlier study shows that planets of this size "have a good chance" of being rocky, just like planet Earth.
- Kepler-452b is circling a G2-type star, like our Sun.
- The planet is in the habitable region, which means that it's far enough away from its sun that its water won't vaporize and close enough so that it won't freeze.
- A year on Kepler-452b lasts nearly 385 days, so the planet is only 5 percent further from its star than Earth is from the Sun.
- The planet is expected to have an atmosphere, lots of clouds, and probably active volcanoes.
- Its parent star Kepler-452 is almost 6 billion years old (1.5 billion years older than our Sun).
- Kepler-452 has the similar temperature, and is 20 percent brighter, and 10 percent larger in diameter than our Sun.
- As it's circling a larger star, it's likely to be a little bit warmer than Earth.
Here's everything we know about the recently discovered Earth 2.0 Reviewed by Umer Abrar on 7/24/2015 Rating: