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Kepler-186f, the First Earth-size Planet in the Habitable Zone

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The artist's concept depicts Kepler-186f , the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the habitable zone—a range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the planet's surface. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that Earth-size planets exist in the habitable zones of other stars and signals a significant step closer to finding a world similar to Earth.

The size of Kepler-186f is known to be less than ten percent larger than Earth, but its mass, composition and density are not known. Previous research suggests that a planet the size of Kepler-186f is likely to be rocky. Prior to this discovery, the "record holder" for the most "Earth-like" planet went to Kepler-62f, which is 40 percent larger than the size of Earth and orbits in its star's habitable zone.

Kepler-186f orbits its star once every 130 days and receives one-third the energy that Earth does from the sun, placing it near the outer edge of the habitable zone. If you could stand on the surface of Kepler-186f, the brightness of its star at high noon would appear as bright as our sun is about an hour before sunset on Earth.

Kepler-186f resides in the Kepler-186 system about 500 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. The system is also home to four inner planets, seen lined up in orbit around a host star that is half the size and mass of the sun.

The artistic concept of Kepler-186f is the result of scientists and artists collaborating to imagine the appearance of these distant worlds.
http://www.nasa.gov/ames/kepler/kepl...abitable-zone/
http://www.nasa.gov/ames/kepler/nasa...-another-star/
http://www.space.com/25536-earthsize...f-gallery.html

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Too bad we can't go there.

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Too bad we can't go there.
So we could screw things up, just like we have here

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Getting closer to finding life out there

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Too bad we can't go there.
and mine the resources!

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wonder if theres hot alien chicks on that planet?

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You mean... I can still go to a far off land and conquer all before me and be the second greatest badass of all time after Hernando Cortes? *sobbing with joy* I'll mine that thing until it's hollow, just so long as my swamps here remain untouched.

Great post

Actually best if we did go forth and claim, if it were actually possible, because we need to remember, if we come across something out there, they will do the same to us as we have done to each other.

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Great read

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