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Tel Aviv Professor Says Newly Discovered Earth-Like Planet is too Far Away to Understand

Planets closer to Earth will be examined for active life as a result

By: Daina Goldfinger

Published: July 28th, 2015 in Business » World

Tel Aviv Professor Says Newly Discovered Earth-Like Planet is too Far Away to Understand

Photo: An artistic rendering of Kepler-452b


Last week, a new planet was discovered approximately 1,400 light years away from Earth.

The new planet has been named Kepler-452b, and contains many similar features to our own planet. The newly discovered planet is about 60 percent bigger than Earth, and is located beyond the solar system in the constellation Cygnus.

Kepler-452b was discovered through NASA’s powerful Kepler telescope, and is even close to a sun-like star that is a similar distance between the sun and planet Earth.

According to Zvi Mazeh, a professor at Tel Aviv University, the global understanding of Kepler-452b will seize, as the new planet is too far and too faint to learn anything more about it.

Mazeh explained that despite this discrepancy, there are still many other planets that are closer to Earth, which could be examined by scientists. “They are near, and bright and therefore easier to study,” said Mazeh.

According to Mazeh, the next telescope will examine whether there is life on other planets or not. Until then, we can continue to dream sci-fi fantasies, hoping that there is something else out there deep in space.

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