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Planetary Description

Kepler-186f is a likely to be rocky planet that orbits a red dwarf star known as Kepler 186. Located at the outer edge of the habitable zone of its host star, the planet is most likely to be very cold. The force of gravity of this planet is most likely to be very similar to Earth and it is also located over 490 light years away from us. The planet's temperature and composition of its atmosphere are unknown just like what it looks like up close.
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How Kepler-186f compares to Earth:

Kepler 186f is the first discovery of a Earth sized planet known to orbit in the habitable zone of its host star(discovery made in 2014). Kepler 186f is only 10% bigger than Earth, although the mass is unknown but predicted to be 0.5x or up to 2x of Earth's mass. There are also four other planets that orbit in the Kepler 186 system which also orbit close to the host star.


Earth: 7,917.5mi Kepler186f: 8,800mi

Distance from sun:

Earth: 92.6m miles Kepler186f: 37m miles

Length of year:

Earth: 365 days Kepler186f: 130 days

Length of day:

Earth: 24 hours Kepler186f: 67.2 hours

How old I am on the planet:

Earth: 15 years Kepler186f: 42 years

Radius of planet:

Earth: 3,959mi Kepler186f: 4,394.49mi

Other interesting information on Kepler 186f

1) Kepler 186f is the first ever Earth sized planet found in the habitable zone of its star.

2) It is one of five planets in it's system.

3) It is known as "Earth's cousin" and its star is cooler than the sun.

4) The force of gravity on Kepler 186f is very likely to be very similar to Earth's.

5) Kepler 186f was discovered in 2014 and is a Super Earth exoplanet.

6) Kepler 186f constellation is Cygnus.

7) Kepler 186f orbits its host star the same distance as Mercury orbits its sun.

8) Kepler 186f may be tidally locked with one side of the planet always facing its star and the other side in constant darkness.

How to get to Kepler 186f!

After years and years of preparation and research, we have found solutions to every problem with Kepler 186f and it is now completely capable of supporting human life. The launch will take place on March 2nd, 3050. The trip will take about 4,900 years since Kepler-186f is about 490 light years away.