Kepler-20f is the closest object to the Earth in terms of size ever discovered. With an orbital period of 20 days and a surface temperature of 800 degrees Fahrenheit (430 degrees Celsius), it is too hot to host life, as we know it.
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Kepler-20f -- An Earth-size World (Artist's Concept)

Kepler-20f is the closest object to the Earth in terms of size ever discovered. With an orbital period of 20 days and a surface temperature of 800 degrees Fahrenheit (430 degrees Celsius), it is too hot to host life, as we know it.

NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., manages Kepler's ground system development, mission operations and science data analysis. JPL managed the Kepler mission's development.

For more information about the Kepler mission and to view the digital press kit, visit http://www.nasa.gov/kepler.

Image details

ID#:
PIA14889

Date added:
2011-12-20

Target:
Kepler-20

Mission:
Kepler

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Image credit:
NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech