Loading...

The First Earth-Sized World of Kepler

42,688 views

Loading...

Loading...

Transcript

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Jan 16, 2011

Subscribe to the DeepAstronomy iTunes Podcast: http://feeds.feedburner.com/blip/nXLI

and add to iTunes.

On January 10th, 2011, after gathering and analyzing over 8 months of data transmitted from the spacecraft, the Kepler Science Team announced the discovery of the first rocky, Earth-sized world: Kepler 10b.

The good news is that this world is roughly the size of the Earth, it is 1.4 times that of our home.

The bad news is, Kepler 10b does not lie within the coveted habitable zone, the orbit of this planet around its star is 20 times closer than Mercury is to the Sun. It would be extremely unlikely to find life here.

Music used:

http://www.archive.org/details/broken...
http://www.archive.org/details/apl034

Loading...

Advertisement
When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...