I wonder if there is live on this Cousin of ours
- The newly discovered Kepler-452b is the smallest planet
to date discovered orbiting in the habitable zone
-- the area around a star where liquid water could pool on the surface of an orbiting planet --
of a G2-type star, like our sun.
- Kepler-452b is 60 percent larger in diameter than Earth and is considered a super-Earth-size planet.
While its mass and composition are not yet determined, previous research suggests that planets
the size of Kepler-452b have a good chance of being rocky.
- While Kepler-452b is larger than Earth, its 385-day orbit is only 5 percent longer.
The planet is 5 percent farther from its parent star Kepler-452 than Earth is from the Sun.
Kepler-452 is 6 billion years old, 1.5 billion years older than our sun, has the same temperature,
and is 20 percent brighter and has a diameter 10 percent larger.