Kepler 22b – a New Planet in Habitable Zone

NASA recently discovered this new planet which is very much similar to Earth.

That’s right! Just a few days ago, NOAO (National Optical Astronomy Observatory) discovered the planet Kepler 21b and now this discovery of Kepler 22b which is pretty much located in the habitable zone is turning to be NASA’s one of the biggest successes.

Kepler 22b – Characterstics

Color – Blue Tran-quit

Radius – 2.4 times the earth’s

Temperature – 72 degrees Fahrenheit

Distance From it’s sun – 79 million miles

Completes the Orbit – 290 days

Distance from Earth – 600 light years (22 million years to reach)

As you can see the conditions are very much favorable for the planet to be habitable and in fact there’s even a possibility of planet being already inhabited. However, even after it’s color being blue scientists are not sure that whether it’s liquid, solid or gas.

Comparison with Kepler 21b (which is not believed to be Habitable)

Kepler 22b is allot similar to earth. Kepler 21b was discovered last week and the major difference between these two is the temperature depending on their locations. Kepler 22b as stated, is located 79  million miles away from it’s sun having quite a favorable temperature of 72 degrees Fahrenheit whereas Kepler 21b is located just around 3 miles away from the sun believed to be having around 2960 degrees Fahrenheit of temperature.

They are hoping to find more habitable planets within an year. Lets hope for the best.

Thanks for Visiting!:)

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10 Responses to “Kepler 22b – a New Planet in Habitable Zone”
  1. erwinkennythomas Says...

    On December 6, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    pertinent information

  2. fslshuvo001 Says...

    On December 7, 2011 at 2:32 am

    interesting information!!

  3. fslshuvo001 Says...

    On December 7, 2011 at 2:34 am

  4. gymbob Says...

    On December 8, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Don’t you mean to say that Kepler 22b is 79 million miles from its sun, instead of stating that it is 79 miles from its sun?

  5. kingston Says...

    On December 8, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    wow… it’s great,,, the planet is great

  6. Mic Kath Says...

    On December 9, 2011 at 1:13 am

    @gymbob – unbelievable mistake! yeah, that’s what i meant to write (79 million miles).. Thanks alot for correcting me
    and everyone – thanks alot for all the comments

  7. indianwriting Says...

    On December 13, 2011 at 12:16 am

    book my space right away ;)

  8. Wrath Warbone Says...

    On December 31, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Maybe there is a place out there for us to live when we need it, hopefully, right? Thanks.

  9. amieltristan Says...

    On March 20, 2012 at 5:35 am

    wow very nice kepler

  10. wish you were here Says...

    On March 25, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    with sadness I might say that 600 light years is too far for anyone of us to be able to see any life forms over there. It is nice to know that there are planets like earth, but the more we know, the less welcome this becomes, since human at this time do not have any technology that can ferry us to any life that may exist. This is sad.

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