Today NASA is Announcing the Discovery of “Another Earth”



Artist’s conception of another Earth

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July seems like a really busy month for NASA. After the recent Pluto flyby of the New Horizons, today, NASA is going to announce the discovery of “another Earth” i.e. a new Earth-like planet. This possible discovery has been made with the help of NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope. Today, at a press conference, NASA will be sharing the latest discoveries made by Kepler Space Telescope.

Finding it hard to believe? Read what NASA had to say in the official statement:

Today, and thousands of discoveries later, astronomers are on the cusp of finding something people have dreamed about for thousands of years — another Earth.

The very first exoplanet that was found orbiting another Sun-like star was discovered 20-years ago in 1995. Today, as NASA hints, we could be greeted by another Earth.

NASA is holding a live teleconference to announce the new Kepler Telescope discoveries from 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 pm EDT on July 23.

Kepler Telescope was launched in 2009 to search the planets in Goldilocks zone i.e. a safe distance from a star for a planet to hold liquid water. It is expected that NASA announcement will feature the most Earth-like planet to date, or another Earth.

Just 21 years ago, these Earth-size planets were science fiction. Thanks to its launch, the Kepler Telescope has made a disocvery of more than 1,000 planets, and 3,000 bodies that fall under the “planet candidates.” It was earlier this year, when NASA found eight new planets in the Goldilocks zone.

Last week’s Pluto flyby turned Pluto into a meme. If you missed the best Pluto memes from the internet, take a look at them here.

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Adarsh Verma

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