Two Earth-Like ‘Goldilocks’ Planets Found Orbiting Distant Star

Two Earth-Like ‘Goldilocks’ Planets Found Orbiting Distant Star

David A. Aguilar/CFA

The newly discovered planets named Kepler-62e and -f are super-Earths in the habitable zone of a distant sun-like star. The largest planet in the image, Kepler-62f, is farthest from its star and covered by ice. Kepler-62e, in the foreground, is nearer to its star and covered by dense clouds.