Kepler 452-b, earth like planet detected by Kepler Telescope

Q.  Name the Earth-like planet discovered recently by NASA’s Kepler Telescope?
- Published on 27 Jul 15

a. Kepler-252b
b. NASA-452b
c. Kepler-2015b
d. Kepler-452b

ANSWER: Kepler-452b
 
Kepler-452b is an exoplanet orbiting the G-class star Kepler-452. It was identified by the Kepler space telescope and its discovery was publicly announced by NASA on 23 July 2015. It is the first near-Earth-size planet discovered orbiting within the habitable zone of a star very similar to the Sun. It is the fourth-most Earth-like exoplanet known to date. The star is 1,400 light-years away from the Solar System; at the speed of the New Horizons spacecraft, about 58,536 km/h (36,373 mph), it would take approximately 25.8 million years to get there.

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