NASA announces it's found the most Earth-like planet to date

After dropping some major hints, NASA confirmed in a press release that it had indeed found the "first near-Earth-size planet in the 'habitable zone' around a sun-like star." The new planet is called Kepler-452b and it is 60 percent larger in diameter than Earth. Although the mass and composition of this "super-Earth-size planet" are not yet known, NASA says its surface is rocky. Kepler-452b's discovery marks the 1,030th confirmed planet in the universe, and also a big moment in the...

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