Tuesday, December 06, 2011

When can we go? Kepler Space Telescope finds potentially habitable planet

(Obtained from Space.com.)

OK, so Kepler 22-b is 600 light years away. And we'll have to get the marketing department to come up with a better name.

But Mike Wall of Science.com writes in an article posted today on Yahoo! News, "If the greenhouse effect operates there similarly to how it does on Earth, the average surface temperature on Kepler-22b would be 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius)."

I'm ready to leave tomorrow. Do you suppose the neighbors will be friendly?

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