n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - NASA finds Earth-size planet candidates in habitable zone : news notes

Volume 70, Issue 3_4
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



NASA's Kepler mission has discovered its first Earth-size planet candidates and its first candidates in the habitable zone, a region where liquid water could exist on a planet's surface. Five of the potential planets are near Earth-size and orbit in the habitable zone of smaller, cooler stars than our Sun.

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