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NASA Confirms Its First Planet in Habitable Zone


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NASA's Kepler Confirms Its First Planet in Habitable Zone of Sun-like Star: Kepler 22-b

5th December 2011

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed its first planet in the "habitable zone," the region where liquid water could exist on a planet's surface. Kepler also has discovered more than 1,000 new planet candidates, nearly doubling its previously known count. Ten of these candidates are near-Earth-size and orbit in the habitable zone of their host star. Candidates require follow-up observations to verify they are actual planets. - http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/news/releases/2011/11-99AR.html

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Earth's Twin Discovered? (29/11/2011)- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuiddTx3aXs

NASA's Kepler Mission Announces Latest Planetary Discovery- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en5OObU0ryU

Meet the New Possibly Earthlike Planet: Kepler-22b- http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2011/12/meet-new-possibly-eart...

Kepler 22-b: Earth-like planet confirmed- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16040655

Kepler-22b- http://kepler.nasa.gov/Mission/discoveries/kepler22b/

Kepler-22b- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler-22b



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