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Is any new planet discovered recently?
What is it's name ?

Tags: science, news & events, religion & spirituality
Asked by sigma, 18 Oct '12 09:16 am
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Yes, its da closest yet outside our solar system and just an astronomical stones throw away at four light years - Alpha Centauri Bb
Answered by beena john, 18 Oct '12 10:30 am

 
  
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NASA's Kepler space telescope has found a new planet -- the most Earth-like yet -- circling a yellow star similar to Earth's sun and 600 light-years away, according to the space agency.

The most promising thing about this world, called Kepler-22b for now, is that it's in the so-called Goldilocks zone around its host star. Its surface temperature is estimated at an average of 72 degrees, which means liquid water -- considered essential for life as we know it -- would be possible there.
Answered by iqbal seth, 18 Oct '12 09:21 am

 
  
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Do not know exactly !
Answered by Vilas Deshpande, 18 Oct '12 11:07 am

 
  
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Yes, very recently they have discovered a new intriguing exoplante about the mass of the Earth, orbiting a star in the Alpha Centauri star system, in the southern skies-
Answered by tinamohamedali, 18 Oct '12 09:33 am

 
  
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A rocky planet the same size as the Earth has been discovered orbiting a star like our sun.

It is the first time a planet of this size has been detected in another solar system. Scientists have hailed the technical achievement of detecting Earth sized exoplanets - the technical term for planets outside the solar system - as it increases the chances of finding life-bearing worlds.

Although the planet, Kepler-20f could have a thick water-vapour atmosphere, its surface is believed to be too hot for life.
Answered by balu, 18 Oct '12 09:25 am

 
  
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