Astronomers have confirmed the continuation of an Earth-like planet in the "livable region" about a star not distinct our own. The planet, Kepler 22-b, is the adjoining incorrigible planet up till now to one like ours - an Earth 2.0, lies about 600 light-years left and is about 2.4 times the mass of Earth, and has a temperature of about 22C.
The Kepler panel had to wait for three passes of the globe earlier than upping its position from applicant to establish. Kepler identifies these minor changes in starlight as aspirant planets, which are then established by additional comments by Kepler and other telescopes in track and on Earth. However, the team does not so far identify if Kepler 22-b is prepared mostly of rock, gas or liquid.
Kepler 22-b deceit at a space as of its sun as regards 15% less than the space on or after the Earth to the Sun, and its year takes about 290 days. According to William Borucki, Kepler principal investigator at NASA’s Ames Research Center "luck smiled upon us with the discovery of this planet". However, its sun puts out about 25% a lesser amount of brightness, keeping the planet at its pleasant temperature that would hold the subsistence of fluid water.