A planet 1,200 light-years away is a good prospect for a habitable world

Posted by on May 27, 2016 3:28 pm
Categories: Science

A distant ‘super-Earth’ size planet known as Kepler-62f could be habitable, a team of astronomers reports. The planet, which is about 1,200 light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Lyra, is approximately 40 percent larger than Earth. At that size, Kepler-62f is within the range of planets that are likely to be rocky and possibly could have oceans.

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