Saturday, 10 September 2016
In March, 2009, NASA started a mission called the Kelper mission, devoted to finding potential planets with liquid water. The Kelper mission have found 4,706 planets (2,326 of these planets found in the first 16 months of the mission). NASA has stated that Kepler-22b (the planet) may have liquid water on it like Earth, making it our closest possible sister planet. As NASA writes, “the planet is 2.4 times the size of Earth, making it the smallest yet found to orbit in the middle of the habitable zone of a star like our sun.” This is just one of thousand's of planets that the Kelper mission have found, some more promising than others, but they all can be our next EARTH.