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Discovers Earth, NASA Kepler mission

Kepler 452b NASA Kepler Mission  around a sun like stars in the "habitable zone" around the first Earth giant planets that have been discovered, the agency said on Thursday.

According to NASA Kepler 452b, discovered the smallest planet in the habitable zone around. The habitable zone where liquid water could together on the surface of a planet orbiting a star near its the marked area.

In a statement, NASA, the total number of planets that Kepler said confirmation 452b 1030th

"We understand and provide an opportunity to reflect the changing environment, in an old world, can Kepler-452b as big cousin seems" analysis, said John Jenkins, Ames Research Center in Moffett Field NASA in California, to the cause to discover the leadership program, he said. "This planet is in the habitable zone of its star has grown by 6 billion of great years in mind that for important occasions that occur in life that all the ingredients and living conditions that would exist in the last planet .."

The diameter of the Earth is about 60 percent larger than the planet, which is about 1,400 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus. Could rocky planets similar in size to its previous studies show that, although yet to be determined scientists to its mass and composition.

The purpose of the mission of NASA spacecraft Kepler is exploring the diversity of planetary systems formed and launched in 2009 to life.

Austin McDonald Observatory, Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory on Mount Hopkins University Earth Observatory in Texas, Arizona, and the WM Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea in Hawaii Kepler-452 system is used to ensure that the search Kepler Space Observatory.

Chris Carberry, Mars, Mars man, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing, Male Executive Director should be promoted in a series of discoveries of Kepler 452b told FoxNews.com that an important springboard.

"The announcement of Kepler was inevitable and imminent passage of time, we can expect many more discoveries," he said in an email. "Improving our ability to give us a living planet can not find (or not) is likely to sustain life -. I can not discoveries in the next decade will introduce themselves can not"
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New Planet Asteroid Vesta

New Planet Asteroid Vesta
New landscapes of the significant asteroid Vesta disclose it is more like a world than an asteroid, experts said Friday.

Since dropping into orbit around Vesta in September, NASA’s Beginning spacecraft has beamed again gorgeous pictures of the second greatest subject living in the asteroid gear.

Vesta’s rugged surface is unique compared to the solar system’s much smaller and lightweight asteroids. Impact craters dot Vesta’s surface along with grooves, troughs and a variety of minerals.

“Vesta is unlike any other asteroid,” said mission co-scientist Vishnu Reddy of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany. The new findings were presented at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.

Most asteroids resemble potatoes, but Vesta is more like an avocado with its iron core, Reddy said.

Asteroids are remnants from the birth of the solar system some 4.5 billion years ago around the same time as the formation of the rocky planets including Earth. Studying asteroids can offer clues about how our planetary system began.

Instead of returning to the moon, NASA has decided to land astronauts on a yet-to-be determined asteroid as a stepping stone to Mars.

David Williams of Arizona State University considers Vesta a “transitional body” between rocky planets and the thousands of asteroids floating between Mars and Jupiter.

The mission has yielded a mystery. Before Dawn arrived at Vesta, scientists predicted that the surface would harbor a volcano. There’s a hill on Vesta, but researchers said there’s no evidence of lava flow or volcanic deposits.

Williams said it’s possible the volcanic materials are buried, so the team will keep looking.

Powered by ion propulsion instead of conventional rocket fuel, Dawn will study Vesta for several more months before cruising to an even bigger asteroid, Ceres, where it will arrive in 2015.
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