Earth and Space Science

Kepler Discovers First Earth-Size Planet In The 'Habitable Zone' of Another Star

NASA Science News for April 17, 2014 Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" -- the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. FULL STORY: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/17apr_firstearth/

Betty Paulsell
Betty Paulsell
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Thanks for sharing this Betty. There are also some great articles about the discovery on space.com.

Cris DeWolf
Cris DeWolf
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This discovery would be a great introduction a numerous types of lessons comparing the way things are on Earth to the way things could be on this newly discovered planet. It lends itself to a vast amount of imagination as well as science, which I think is a valuable component in engaging young students.

Julius Dease
Julius Dease
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