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There Are More Planets Like Earth in Habitable Zones 
Here is an artist’s depiction of Kepler-62. Photo Credit: Smile_ranie/Shutterstock

The Kelpers

Kepler – 186 f – It was the first exoplanet of the size of the Earth found in a habitable zone and had an orbit of one hundred and thirty Earth days and is nearly 10% larger than the Earth. It seems like Kepler – 186 f would be a good candidate to have liquid water, and probably life. However, it is 490 light-years away from the Earth, in the Cygnus constellation.

There Are More Planets Like Earth in Habitable Zones 
Artist’s Concept of Kepler-186f, the First Earth-size Planet in the Habitable Zone. Photo Credit: NASA

Kepler-62 f – This planet circles around Kepler-62, nearly 1,200 light-years away from the Earth. As per recent research, astronomers believe that this exoplanet may be water-world, similar to the Earth. It is almost 1.4 times bigger than the Earth. Kepler-1229 b – It orbits a K-type star. However, this super-Earth takes almost 86.8 days to complete an orbit around an orange dwarf, Kepler- 1229 that is 770 light-years away from the Earth.

There Are More Planets Like Earth in Habitable Zones 
The universe is so vast, who knows what we’ll find next? Photo Credit: Zakharchuk/Shutterstock

What Else is Out There?

Life on other planets than the Earth has fascinated humans for thousands of years. There are endless questions regarding the same, which need years of research and practice. But one thing is imperative to support life on any planet – water. Other factors that determine whether a world can support growth are its size, orbiting period, distance from its star, and the star type it is revolving around.

The recent discovery of TOI 770 d and the usage of advanced technologies may help us know more about the unknown worlds out there. Whatever we are going to discover is definitely going to be intriguing and unexpected.

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