LIFE ON A NEW PLANET...
Marion Pellicano Ambrose
The Kepler observatory, launched by NASA in March of 2009 has been seeking earth sized alien planets in their sun’s habitable zone, where liquid water and maybe even life might exist. Yesterday, NASA announced that they have confirmed the discovery of its first alien world in its sun’s habitable zone. It’s just the right distance from that sun to allow liquid water to exist. This is Kepler-22b.
|Kepler Space Observatory|
The Kepler telescope, in its 16 months of operation, has discovered 2,326 potentially habitable planets. Now they’ve hit a home run with Kepler-22b. This brings scientists closer to identifying a planet like our own, and one that could support human life.