on Thursday, December 8, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC – NASA today confirms the discovery of a new planet, which is closely similar to Earth found outside the solar system. Based on the initial studies, the newly-discovered earth-like planet is also potential for life but the only problem is its huge size.
The new planet is specifically spotted by the astronomers at the center of the so-called “Goldilocks zone.”
Temperature at the Goldilocks zone is said neutral, which denotes not too hot or cold and the water does not boil or get iced. Reportedly, its temperature is at around 22 degrees Celsius.
This is the very first planet discovered via Kepler telescope of NASA, which according to the agency, a potential planet to dwell in.
The new planet with features similar to that of planet Earth is called Kepler-22b. One year of Kepler-22b is equivalent to 290 days, not that far from the 365 days of the Earth. Considering the two planets’ similarities, NASA astronomers presumed the newly-spotted Kepler-22b planet also has waters and stones.
The only issue with Kepler-22b is its huge size, which according to its discoverers, as big as Neptune planet, wherein the largest portion is occupied by seawaters.