Kepler-62e

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Conception of what Kepler-62e may look like

Kepler-62e is a super-Earth exoplanet that circles in the habitable zone around the star Kepler-62. It is over 1,200 light years away in the direction of the Lyra constellation. It was discovered by the Kepler Space Observatory in 2013.

The planet is about 160% as large as Earth, and almost 450% as heavy. This makes it a super-Earth.[1] Kepler-62e is in the habitable zone, the zone around a star where the temperatures on a planet can support liquid water. It is a possible ocean world, an may have cloudy skies and may be warm an humid.[2]

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  1. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/340/6132/587 | REPORT: Kepler-62: A Five-Planet System with Planets of 1.4 and 1.6 Earth Radii in the Habitable Zone | Science 03 May 2013
  2. https://www.space.com/20723-earth-like-alien-planets-habitable-zone-infographic.html | 3 Potentially Habitable 'Super-Earths' Explained (Infographic)| By Karl Tate | April 18, 2013