Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
NASA Space Science

Kepler Discovers First Earth-Sized Exoplanets 179

ananyo writes "NASA's Kepler telescope has reached one of its major mission milestones: finding an Earth-sized planet outside the Solar System. What's more, it has done it twice in the same star system. Whizzing around the star Kepler-20, about 290 parsecs (946 light-years) from Earth, is not only an Earth-sized planet, but also something just a touch smaller — a Venus."
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Kepler Discovers First Earth-Sized Exoplanets

Comments Filter:

"Call immediately. Time is running out. We both need to do something monstrous before we die." -- Message from Ralph Steadman to Hunter Thompson

Working...