DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Kepler-62f. Computer illustration of the super Earth-sized planet Kepler-62f (blue) and an asteroid (upper right). Kepler-62f lies around 1200 light-years from Earth, in the constellation Lyra. This planet orbits the habitable zone of a star smaller and cooler than the Earth's. The habitable zone is the region around a star where liquid water, an essential ingredient for life as we know it, could potentially be present.
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