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Space exploration

New planet discovered, and it’s a lot like planet Earth

Could Kepler-452b be a habitable planet?

A new planet believed to be remarkably similar to Earth has been discovered orbiting a distant sun-like star, bolstering hopes of finding life elsewhere in the universe. Today’s graphic compares the new planet discovered (Kepler-452b) to Earth.

Infographic of new planet discovered, Kepler-452b, shows the newly discovered planet is roughly earth size and is orbiting a sun-like star with the same orbital period and a similar distance as Earth.

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