NASA Announces Discovery Of Another ‘Earth’ Deep In Space

Oh happy days.

NASA has announced the discovery of an Earth-like planet orbiting around a distant planet.

This artistic concept depicts one possible appearance of the planet Kepler-452b, the first near-Earth-size world to be found in the habitable zone of star that is similar to our sun. PIC: NASA

This artistic concept depicts one possible appearance of the planet Kepler-452b, the first near-Earth-size world to be found in the habitable zone of star that is similar to our sun. PIC: NASA

The Kepler-452b is an older bigger cousin of our earth and is about 6 billion years old.

Key to this discovery is the fact that it exists in the habitable zone in the the area around the sun where water can stay in liquid form meaning humans can live there.

Kepler-452b: Earth's Bigger, Older Cousin PIC: NASA

Kepler-452b: Earth’s Bigger, Older Cousin PIC: NASA

It has a 385 day orbit (we are on 365) and is 60% larger than earth.

Not that we will be going there any time soon. Although they say our great great grandkids might make there.

Mind you if it is deep space we are looking at light that is hundreds of years old.

There is life out there we think.