Recently, NASA’s Kepler space telescope discovered the most Earth-like planet yet! Should we prepare to move there, or do we need to tone down our excitement?
“Should We Mine This Asteroid For Platinum?”:
Kepler-452b: Earth’s Bigger, Older Cousin
“The first exoplanet orbiting another star like our sun was discovered in 1995. Exoplanets, especially small Earth-size worlds, belonged within the realm of science fiction just 21 years ago. Today, and thousands of discoveries later, astronomers are on the cusp of finding something people have dreamed about for thousands of years — another Earth.”
Kepler 452 b: What It Would Be Like to Live on Earth’s “Cousin”
“Kepler-452b may be Earth’s close cousin, but living on the newfound world would still be an alien experience.”
NASA Exoplanet Archive
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