NASA’s Kepler Discovers First Earth-Size Planet In The ‘Habitable Zone’ of Another Star

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This was a great question someone posed on a thread NASA started about the newly discovered Kepler ‘planet’

“How many years would it take if Nasa sent another satelite to the new Kepler planet to capture images?”

NASA reply:

“It’s not even possible with current technology, and even at New Horizons speeds a one-way trip would take hundreds of thousands of years. It takes 1,400 years for a radio signal to reach it.”

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