NASA getting 'closer' to finding an Earthlike planet

The latest planetary discoveries by the Kepler satellite bring us "a bit closer" to finding a planet similar to Earth, says NASA's John Grunsfeld:

The Kepler spacecraft has certainly turned out to be a rock star of science.

The discovery of these rocky planets in the habitable zone brings us a bit closer to finding a place like home.

It is only a matter of time before we know if the galaxy is home to a multitude of planets like Earth, or if we are a rarity.

– John Grunsfeld, Nasa Science Mission Directorate

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New planets 'could host life'

NASA says three new planets that could host life have been discovered. The "super Earth-sized" worlds were found in the habitable zone outside the solar system by NASA's Kepler satellite.