NASA Announces Historic Discovery of Earth’s ‘Older, Bigger Cousin’

NASA announced exciting news Thursday that it found an Earth-like planet orbiting a sun-like star in a “habitable zone,” which has researchers calling it the “closest yet” to being Earth’s twin.

Kepler-452b, discovered by NASA’s Kepler exoplanet explorer, is located about 1,400 light-years away though, so “pack your bags because it’s a long trip,” John JenkinsKepler data analysis lead at NASA’s Ames Research Center, joked during a...

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