Today in homeschool, I mean boatschool we learned about Kepler-22b
NASA scientists have identified a new planet they believe to have several similarities to Earth.
Kepler-22b, named for the Kepler planet-hunting telescope it was spotted with, is the first planet to be confirmed beyond our solar system in what the Guardian called the "Goldilocks zone:" not too hot, not too cold, and therefore possibly habitable.
The planet is 2.4 times the size of Earth. It orbits a star similar to the Earth's sun and is believed to have a surface temperature of around 22 degrees Celsius, according to NASA.
Astronomers say Kepler-22b's temperate climate makes it possible that it possesses liquid water, CNN reported.
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Kepler program scientist Douglas Hudgins described the discovery as "a major milestone on the road to finding Earth's twin."
NASA still does not know what the planet is made of, however; continued
Us military pays SETI to check Kepler-22b for aliens
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more on Kepler-22b here
Tonight we will be watching Jodi Foster make "Contact"
have a great day, a full week of great fishing on the lunar calendar starts tomorrow! But, so does the cold.