exoplanet

  • Artist's rendering of Kepler-186f, an Earth-sized exoplanet that could theoretically maintain liquid water on its surface. The planet was discovered by the Kepler Space Telescope, and it marks another step in finding other habitable planets in the Milky Way Galaxy. Image courtesy NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-CalTech
    April 17, 2014   BY Rebecca Jacobson 

    NASA explanatory scientists announced Thursday that the Kepler Space Telescope has found an Earth-like planet in our galaxy. Elisa Quintana, exoplanet research scientist for the SETI Institute at NASA’s Ames Research Center, says the planet is in the “Goldilocks zone,” just the right distance from its star that liquid water could exist on the planet. Continue reading