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17/04/2014 Discovery of the first Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of another star


The Discovery of an Earth-Sized Planet


Kepler Discovers First Earth size Planet in the Habitable Zone of Another Star


New Earth-Size Planet and a Solar Eclipse

Kepler-186f is an exoplanet orbiting the red dwarf Kepler-186, about 550 light-years from the Earth. It is the first planet with a radius similar to Earth's to be discovered in the habitable zone of another star. NASA's Kepler spacecraft detected it using the transit method, along with four additional planets orbiting much closer to the star.
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    • Essentials 

    • Characteristics 

    • Habitability 

    • Follow-up studies 

    • Previous names 

    • Comparison 

    • In popular culture