NASA’s Kepler telescope found recently 54 planets with possible life on it, which emerges to be in the habitable zone. 1,235 possible planets surrounding a communal 997 stars in area 500 to 3,000 light-years away have been discovered by the Kepler mission that comprises 54 in the 'Goldilocks range' - just far enough from their stars that is not too hot or too cold for liquid water, as per Kepler chief scientist William Borucki. Five out of 54 are close to Earth's size while others at least double the size of Earth.
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The sun between Earth and Mars is being orbit by Kepler and searches for planets by measuring little decreases in the glow of stars caused by planets crossing in front of them. An orbiting NASA telescope is finding that quite smaller planets still greater than Earth, but tinier than Jupiter are proving more widespread outside our solar system than thought once. This assumption is based on one of the smallest planets that Kepler has discover, a rocky planet known as Kepler-10b, which measures 1.4 times the size of Earth and at which the temperature is over 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit.
Principal investigator for the Kepler mission at NASA Ames Research Center in the Bay Area's Moffett Field, Borucki said Fifty-four possibilities is "an enormous amount, an inconceivable amount," further added, "It's amazing to see this huge number because up to now, we've had zero."
Until now, over 1,200 newfound bodies are not confirmed as planets however it is predictable by Borucki that 80 percent of them will be verified ultimately. Kepler could be 90 percent precise is also considered by one other astronomer.
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