How many AU is Kepler-22b from its star?
587.1 light years
Kepler-22b/Distance to Earth
Who found Kepler 22b?
Kepler Science Team
|Artist’s impression of the Kepler-22 system and its planet (sizes to scale) compared to the planets of the inner Solar System with their respective habitable zones.|
|Discovered by||Kepler Science Team|
|Discovery site||Kepler telescope|
|Discovery date||5 December 2011 (announced)|
How did Kepler-22b get its name?
Kepler, the space telescope which spotted the new find, is examining star clusters, and each new star it discovers within them is named after it: hence Kepler 22, the 22nd star with a confirmed planet found by the telescope: 22b is the first planet in that system (planets are never called “a”).
Does Kepler 22B have life?
Kepler 22b is about twice the size of Earth and has temperatures which average around 72 degrees (22 Celsius ). It also contains the right atmosphere to potentially support life. However, there is a downside: it is 600 light years from Earth.
How many miles to Kepler 22B?
Kepler 22b revolves around its host star at a distance of around 79 million miles (128 million km) and takes around 290 days to make one complete orbit. Kepler 22b Mass and Radius
What is the temperature of Kepler 22B?
Announced in 2011, Kepler-22b is estimated to be 2.4 times larger in diameter in Earth, with a comfortable average surface temperature of 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius).
How far away is Kepler 22B?
Kepler 22b is 620 light years from Earth. The planet was discovered in 2009 and confirmed in December 2011. It was the first confirmed discovery by the Kepler Mission of a planet known to orbit in the habitable zone. The planet orbits a star similar in mass and radius to our own sun, but it is around 25% less bright.