Kepler 452b, the most Earth-like exoplanet
24-07-2015 CAB IN THE MEDIA (Miscellaneous)

NASA announced the discovery of kepler 452b.

Kepler-452b, which was detected by the Kepler space telescope by the method of transits, is found 1,400 light years in the constellation of the Swan. It is 60% larger than Earth, so the gravity on its surface would be twice that of ours. Its size allows scientists to anticipate that the planet is rocky, probably with a denser atmosphere and with a significant concentration of active volcanoes. The planet receives 10% more energy from its star than the Earth, since the star is in a more advanced stage of its life, so it emits more brightness and is larger. The orbit around its star is quite similar to that of Earth, since the Kepler-452b completes its year in 385 days.

Miguel Mas, María Rosa Zapatero, David Barrado, Jorge Lillo, CAB, they comment the news for several mass media.


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