[ Back to EurekAlert! ]

Contact: Barbara K. Kennedy
Penn State

First Earth-Size Planet Is Discovered in Another Star's Habitable Zone (2 of 2)

Caption: This artist's concept depicts Kepler-186f, the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the habitable zone where liquid water might pool on the planet's surface. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that Earth-size planets exist in the habitable zones of other stars and signals a significant step closer to finding a world similar to Earth. This image of Kepler-186f is the result of scientists and artists collaborating to imagine the appearance of these distant worlds.

Credit: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech

Usage Restrictions: The image caption must be published along with the image.

Related news release: First Earth-size planet is discovered in another star's habitable zone

[ Back to EurekAlert! ]