Kepler-186

Scientists have found the first other planet besides Earth that orbits a distant sun and is in a life friendly zone. This planet sits 500 light years from Earth, but has a high probability for sustaining life. The sun that this planet orbits around shines dimmer than our sun, so high noon on Kepler-186 would look similar to Earth an hour before sunset.

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Humans may one day need to seek out a new place capable of sustaining life, and planets like Kepler-186 are likely candidates. The only current issue is of course getting there. Here’s to hoping we develop a method for getting to a distant planet!

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