It's Official: Astronomers Have Discovered another Earth

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope discovered an Earth-like planet circling a nearby star within the Goldilocks zone of our galaxy. Kepler-186f is around 500 light-years from Earth in the Cygnus constellation. The habitable zone, also identified as the Goldilocks zone, is the area around a star within which planetary-mass objects with enough atmospheric pressure can sustain liquid water at their surfaces.







While it has been projected that there are at least 40 billion Earth-sized planets circling in our Milky Way Galaxy, this specific finding is labelled the first Earth-sized planet to be discovered in the habitable zone of another star.

What does this mean?













In addition to Kepler-186f, there are 4 other planets that circle a nearby star within the Kepler-186f system. What this means is that if the neighbouring star to this planet is just like our Sun, then the likelihood of life on this planet exponentially increases.



“We know of only one planet where life survives – Earth. When we hunt for life outside our solar system, we emphasis on discovering planets with features that mimic that of Earth,” said Elisa Quintana, research scientist at the SETI Institute at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., and lead author of the paper published in the journal Science. “Discovering a habitable zone planet similar to Earth in size is a major breakthrough.”


The neighboring star to Kepler-186f has half the mass and size as our solar system’s Sun and only gets one-third of the energy that we get from our Sun. Kepler-186f circles its star once every 130 days.
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  1. Congratulations, you've finally found who's been coming to visit. You'll never get there in your time....

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    1. haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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  2. Concept ...May be .. Would be ... Should Be ... Could be ... Stupid idiots ... wasting the money on the Space ... and destroying earth.. .killing innocent people .. kids ... and Looting resources of other countries ... stupid

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    1. What? Huh???? Who we killing and looting...Who WE??? Idiot!!! Contact me dare ya!!

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    2. NASA isn't the one polluting our planet and killing people. Direct your blame at the people who are really responsible.

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    3. Wasting money? Where do you think the technology for the computer/phone/tablet you're writing on came from? What about the satellites allowing the communication part. NASA developed plastics which are used in medical procedures to save lives. There is a large number of innovations you use every day that wouldn't exist if it weren't for us "wasting" that money.

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    4. Says the guy using the tech to reply....don't be posting shit about ppl destroying our world while using the things your complaint about you Hippocrate

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    5. Anonymous is from Keplar. Clearly they don't want us ever coming there and ruining their planet too.

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    6. lol roastedddd

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  3. Nobody wants a PC Cultural Marxist incorrect diatribe against significant scientific discoveries and proofs.

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  4. Look at the life that manages to exist in the extreme zones on earth and then imagine the greater # of planets that would be capable of sustaining some form of life.

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  5. Space is the future for survival and we need to wrap our minds around that fact. The Earth will someday be no more. The Sun gets hotter and in Nova stage will someday blow up and puff, the Earth will be no more. Hopefully we would have made it possible for generations to come to survive out there somewhere. It will have to happen or everything we worked for on Earth was just a big waste. Space is the final frontier...

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    1. I REALLY resent this "space is our future" stuff....
      So what, we trash this place and think we'll just find another?
      Get it RIGHT here first, or else we take our inner and outer filth with us!

      Besides, it won't be "our" future, but of those with ridiculously mega bucks. We'll do all the literally dirty work for them, but we'll be left behind in that dirt.

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    2. And the death of our nearest star(the sun( is so far off in time, that it's being a reason to go is really just BEYOND ridiculous

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  6. До цієї планети летіти 500 років, при умові, що це буде швидкість світла! Може щось цікавіше знайдете???

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  7. well certain ex-goverment sources say that goverments have all ready been to the moon..populated mars...and used time travel...and that back in the days of world war 2 that germany was the 1st to be visited by et's..and given certain technology and space crafts to revers engineer...so the thought of nobody ever going to that planet..is mind bogling...NEVER BELIEF WHAT YOUR GOVERMENT TELLS YOU AS 100% GOSPEL..ALWAYS KEEP A OPEN MIND AND QUESTION OTHER POSSIBILITIES

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    1. Right. In other news, sales of tin foil hats is up

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    2. Nice one Brad!
      I think this dude has read so many conspiracy medias that his conspiracies have conspiracies on their conspiracies, and so much so that he probably won't any longer trust the foil in the hat!
      Nothing is true, everything is a lie....
      What's the point, lets all die! Ha ha, that shud be a song or poem.

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  8. I m sure that there are 6 more planets like earth

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  9. Create peace, repair earth, then we will advance.

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  10. 1/3 the energy? Not livable for humans.

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  11. Who says it has to be earth-like for life to exist? Maybe just "life as we know it".

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  12. Anything is possible
    What do we know
    The governments and media tell us what we only need to know
    Facebook is the start and end to control and tagging us all the world is small the power of man made energy when the system collapses we will all want to be in a new planet do you think the governments are not thaught of that
    The mighty steel blade will rule again however for now it's pens and buttons

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  13. These comments make me want to take the first shuttle to Kepler-186.

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  14. Despite the negative responses to one another's comments. This is an astonishing find. Although the planet in question is so far away that the likelihood of reaching it, without first mastering the worm hole theory,is out of reach. With an open mind we have to realize that life elsewhere in the vast infinity of space is not only possible but highly likely. Fantastic discovery.

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  15. Can I PLEASE proofread your astronomical articles before you post them? And maybe the terrible code that made me scroll extra fast to get to the comments?
    GALAXIES do NOT have a Goldilocks zone.
    Third paragraph should say "we emphasize" not "we emphasis"
    You can also edit someone else's quotes for grammar and clarity, as long as you still cite the source. "that mimic that of Earth" should be "that mimic those of Earth" or something which doesn't use "that" twice.
    The caption above the video is nearly impossible to understand. Are you talking about the star or the planet?

    I'm just saying, grammar can affect your credibility. I'll proofread because I love science and especially astronomy, but I won't do much for free.

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    1. Seriously, I'm not trying to offend anyone. The point is that I love science and I would like to see it be taken seriously by the reader. I could at least place the comment section above the infinitely loading links to other pages.

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    2. stfu grammar nazi

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  16. I'm disappointed in the spelling and language used in the article. The language in the quote should either say "...we emphasize..." or "...with emphasis..." but cannot stand as posted. And the text just before the video refers to the neighboring star but the language suggests [it] only gets 1/3 of the energy we get from our sun. It gets energy from where? Presumably the message intends to say that the planet (Kepler-186f) is the body receiving that energy - not the neighboring star - but that is NOT what the text actually says. This sort of error is not a typ-o and is, instead, just confused writing. Posting a scientific announcement, let alone any analysis, should undergo better proofreading and consideration. That's just my take on it.

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    1. I just saw Ozaku's comments on the same issues. Yes - I agree. These things matter.

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  17. Thank goodness. I was feeling so alone for so many centuries... I was never comfortable with this particular brand of humanity. Now that I know my home world has been identified, I am comforted and will now prepare to leave this Earth for the one where I'm originally from. Good bye and good luck, Earth People.

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  18. Space findings sure do attract the toxic and the crazy.

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  19. hmmm, do you think there are humans living
    is their technology same as ours or they getting high-tech, but not enough to inform us that they exist??? who knows

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  20. Dear The Space Academy, your video configuration its set to be limited to "certain" countries. Its funny and disappointing that you are about Space, but limit your content like this. By the way it's called world wide web, not us and not you web.... perhaps this is a a mistake? Please change it... Thanks!

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  21. fairy tale by nasa



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