The planet was introduced in 2013 as half of a bigger discovery of seven exoplanets introduced across the stars Kepler-62 and Kepler-69. One other notable discovery on the identical time was Kepler-62e, which can be near Earth’s measurement (at 1.6 occasions the radius) and within the liveable zone.
Individually, a modeling research of Kepler-62e and Kepler-62f recommended that the planets would possible be engulfed in water, which may result in life that may be very completely different than our personal.
“There could also be life there, however may or not it’s technology-based like ours? Life on these worlds could be underneath water with no quick access to metals, to electrical energy, or fireplace for metallurgy,” modeling lead creator Lisa Kaltenegger, of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy and the Harvard-Smithsonian Middle for Astrophysics, stated in an announcement in 2013.
“Nonetheless, these worlds will nonetheless be lovely blue planets circling an orange star — and possibly life’s inventiveness to get to a know-how stage will shock us,” she added.