New Astronomy Picture from NASA Earth observatory

Prediction of Future Earth

NASA said Thursday that its Kepler spacecraft has spotted “Earth’s bigger, older cousin”: the first nearly Earth-size planet to be found in the habitable zone of a star similar to our own.

Though NASA can’t say for sure whether the planet is rocky like ours or has water and air, it’s the closest match yet found.

“Today, Earth is a little less lonely,” Kepler researcher Jon Jenkins.


I. Where might have other organism live beyond Earth

July 23 (Thursday), NASA announced one of the biggest discovery of Kepler-452b, ‘ Earth’s bigger,older cousin’. When apply artistic concept, which represent an important concept of the planet would look like. Scientists couldn’t tell yet whether Kelper- 452b has oceans and continents similar to Earth.

earth size


II. Briefly Introduction about Kepler

Size is 60% larger than Earth, left. It’s approximately  1400 light years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus.

left side of Earth


III.  How it actually like the Earth where we’re living in

A group of astronomers stated April 17, 2014, that they found out the first size planet orbiting a star within the ‘habitable zone’. A scientist – Thomas Barclay has claimed that the planet can be thought of as an ‘ Earth-cousion rather than an Earth-twin. It owned many properties that resemble Earth’. The image above is an artist’s concept pf what it might look like in real.



IV. Previous discovery brings today

In June 2013, Scientists announced that 3 planets orbiting star Gliese 667C could be habitable, later on this gives an artist’s impression of view from one of the those planets, getting closet to the parent star in the center. The system vision of the other two stars is to the right.

Parent star


V. Having a deep explanation by using this diagram

The disgram below stands out the point that the planets thought to orbit star Gliese 667C. Here get the relative sizes, but not relative separations, are demonstrated to scale.

large gallery


VI. Continues on the informative material about the discovery process

Again the diagram is here for showing that the planets lines up recently discovered by Kepler in terms of their sizes, compared with Earth.[ Kepler-22b ~ December 2011; three Super-Earths ~ April 2013] All of them can potentially host life, however we don’t realize anything surely related to their compositions or atmosphere.

habitable zone


VII. The illustration of Kepler-62e

Base on the depiction of Kepler-62e, a planet in the habitable zone of a star smaller and cooler than the sun. From the Earth in the constellation Lyra, it’s approximately 1200 light-years.



VIII. The illustration of Kepler-62e (Part 2)

Base on the depiction of Kepler-62e, a planet in the habitable zone of a star smaller and cooler than the sun. To sum up, they’re the same system as Kepler-62e.


same system


IX. Comparison the planets of our own inner solar system to Kepler-62

There is a five system about 1200 light-years from Earth. Kepler-62e and Kepler-62f are thought capable of hosting life.

line up


X.  Constellation Cygnus

The planets Kepler-69c is about 2700 light years distance from Earth.



XI.  Comparison the planets of our own inner solar system to Kepler-62 (Part 2)

This diagram mainly having a comparison of the planets with our inner solar system to kepler-69, which shows to be capable of hosting life.



XII. Detected by NASA’s Kepler spacecraft




Missions are being readied to move scientists closer to the goal of finding yet more planets and cataloging their atmospheres and other characteristics.

In 2017, NASA plans to launch a planet-hunting satellite called TESS that will be able to provide scientists with more detail on the size, mass and atmospheres of planets circling distant stars.




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