Kepler-452b Research Paper

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For many years, it has been believed and scientifically proven that only the planet Earth can sustain life. And without it, we’ll no longer have a place to call home. However, with the Earth’s drastic condition - climate change, greenhouse gases, depletion of the ozone layer, and etc.- the astronomers have been searching for a planet that can save us from the ultimate fate of the Earth- and to also prove that we are not alone. Thus, after long years of research, we have found Kepler-452b. Here is a gist of what has been discovered about Kepler-452b: Kepler-425b is the first near-Earth-size world to be found in the habitable zone of star that is similar to our sun. The habitable zone is a region around a star where temperatures are right for water- an essential ingredient for life, as we know it- to pool on the surface. However, scientists do not know if Kepler-452b can support life or not. What is known about the planet is that it is about 60 percent larger than Earth, placing it in a class of planets dubbed "super-Earths." While its mass and composition are not yet determined, previous research suggests that planets the size of Kepler-452b have a better than even chance of being rocky. Kepler-452b orbits its star every 385 days. The planet's star is about 1,400 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus. It is a G2-type star like our…show more content…
Question is, can it sustain life? It’s uncertain. Researchers suspect that the planet is rocky, and it probably has a thick atmosphere, liquid water and active volcanoes. However, these are all assumptions based on a modeling work. Moreover, it doesn’t state anything certain and specific with regard to its composition, because in order to become certain, we have to actually be there; and unfortunately, we have not accomplished that so far. This brings us to another query- will we ever be able to travel all the way to

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