Kepler-20e and Kepler 20-f are both very similar to Earth in size (Image: NASA)
Artist's rendering of Kepler-20e (Image: NASA)
Kepler-20f is the closest planet to Earth's size ever discovered (Image: NASA)
Comparative sizes of Kepler planets, through Kepler-22b (Image: NASA)
NASA has discovered the first earth-size planets outside of our solar system. The discovery was made as part of NASA's Kepler mission and involves the discovery of two planets currently named after the project: Kepler-20e and Kepler-20f. If the Kepler name sounds familiar, that's because NASA also recently announced the discovery of Kepler-22b, the most Earth-like planet discovered to date. Kepler 22b is orbiting a star similar to our sun, and is capable of possessing liquid water, an essential feature for life to exist on a planet.
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