Also known as Earth’s older cousin, or Earth 2.0, Kepler 452b is an exoplanet orbiting Kepler 452 in the Cygnus constallation. Its mass is five times that of Earth’s and the gravity is doubled, though this is only estimated. It is potentially the first rocky Super Earth lying within the habitable zone of a star discovered outside of our solar system. Due to its characteristics, it is nicknamed Coruscant by NASA.

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Star: Kepler-452
Constellation: Cygnus
Distance From Earth: 1,400 Light-years
Age: 6.0 Gyr
Habitable Zone: Yes
Mass: 5
Radius: 1.5
Temperature: 265 K (-8 C, 17 F)
Discovery Date: July 23, 2013
Discoverer: Kepler Science Team
Site: Kepler Space Observatory
Status: Confirmed