This newly discovered planet orbits a star very much like our sun and scientists claim that this takes us one step close to finding a planet like our own… one which could conceivably harbor life. The planet called “Kepler-22b” is
located about 600 light years away from Earth. The planet appears to be over twice the size of Earth and the entire planet seems to average 72 degrees at all times!
According to Douglas Hudgins, a Kepler program scientists for NASA, “This is a major milestone on the road to find Earth’s twin.”