Kepler Spots Two Most ‘Earth-like’ Planets Till Date
In the search for the mysteries of the unseen universe Kepler space telescope spotted two planets which seems to be most habitable Earth-like planets to be discovered till now. For a planet to be classified as earth-like it must have the right size and distance from their parent star. The currently found planets are 1,200 light years away and are called Kepler-62e and Kepler-62f.
The newly discover planets are just like Earth and Mars. The climate of Kepler-62e is somewhat like of Hawaii and of Kepler-62f is like as in Alaska. The Star which the planets circle is about 7 billion years old, quite older than ours.
“If there’s life at all on those planets, it must be very advanced” evolutionarily because the planets are so old”
Apparently as of assumptions go, Kepler-62e is closer to its parent star so it needs more cloud cover sufficient to reflect some of the star’s radiation – to allow for liquid water on its surface. while Kepler-62f being away from sun needs greenhouse effect to trap suns heat.
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