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Top 10 Potentially Habitable Exoplanets

6. Kepler-62e

Kepler-62e was discovered by NASA’s transit method, which basically measures the dimming effect caused by a planet while orbiting in front of its host star. It is discovered to be a super-Earth exoplanet, or extra solar planet, which orbits inside the habitable region of Kepler-62.

It is situated around 1200 light years away from the Earth, within the constellation of Lyra. Astronomers have reasons to believe that Kepler-62e is most likely to be a terrestrial planet, or covered with ocean, and it is located in the inner region of the habitable zone of Kepler-62, its host star. The Kepler-62e carves out an orbit around its host star within a period of 122 days, and its diameter is around 60% greater than the diameter of the Earth.

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7. Kepler-438b

Kepler-438B is a confirmed habitable exoplanet that features nearly the same size as the Earth, and it is said to orbiting around the habitable region of Kepler-438. Its terrain is most likely to be rocky, and it carves out its orbit within the inner edge of the habitable region of the red dwarf, which makes it a recipient of 1.4 times greater solar flux as compared to the earth.

Kepler-438b happens to be around 470 light years away from the Earth, while Kepler-438, its host star, is situated in a constellation that is 470 light years away from our planet.

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8. Kepler-440b

On 6th January, 2015, NASA released reports to announce the status of Kepler-440b as a confirmed super-Earth exoplanet that carves out an orbit within the habitable region of the Kepler-440, which is located around 850 light years away from planet Earth.

Kepler-440b is considered to be a super-Earth exoplanet because its radius is 1.86 times greater than the radius of our planet. It completes its orbit around Kepler-440 in every 101.11 days.

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