On Dec 5, 2011 NASA's Kepler Mission confirmed Kepler22b as New Earth. Kepler22b is located 600 light-years away. NASA Kepler Mission also confirmed that liquid water could exist on Kepler22b surface. This indicates life support on Kepler22b, a habitable zone.
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Kepler22b is about 2.4 times larger than Earth, and has a temperature of about 22C. Kepler Team also found 2,326 planets of which 207 are approximately Earth-size.
Will Kepler22b be our New Earth? Will NASA space ship technology able to travel 600 light-years? If 1 light-years is 9,460,730,472,580.8 km, then 600 light-years? Count it by yourself!!
Source : NASA