Kepler-452b Research Paper

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Claim: NASA said that its Kepler spacecraft has spotted "Earth's bigger, older cousin": the 1st almost Earth-sized planet to be found in a fit to live in zone of a star similar to ours. Although NASA can't say for sure whether the planet has water, air, or is rocky like ours, it's the closest match yet found. Evidence: The planet, Kepler-452b, is about 1,400 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. Studies say that it is about 60% larger than Earth and has twice the amount of gravity that of Earth's. NASA also says that it is located in its star's habitable zone. Planet Kepler-452b gets its energy from its star and gets about the same amount of energy as Earth does from the sun, its sunlight would be very similar to Earth's,

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