Boffins find the habitable Earth like exoplanets 470 light years far from our solar system

January 8, 2015 6:12 AM

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Space researchers may have found new planets that promise to be habitable and support life, and these are just 470 light-years away from our solar system. These new exoplanets were discovered by the Kepler space telescope, and they have been branded Kepler-438b and Kepler-442b; and according to science boffins, these might be the planets they have been looking for to sustain extraterrestrial life.

According to SETI boffin Fergal Mullally of the Ames campus, “Kepler collected data for four years – long enough that we can now tease out the Earth-size candidates in one Earth-year orbits. We’re closer than we’ve ever been to finding Earth twins around other sun-like stars. These are the planets w...

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