If we do, it won't be through technological miracles or finding Earth 2.
4 WHAT is the name of the planet discovered by Nasa this week, dubbed Earth 2.
17 What is the name of the planet discovered by Nasa scientists this week, dubbed Earth 2.
He added: "This exciting result brings us one step closer to finding an Earth 2.
Melendez, who also coauthored the paper on the discovery, said "the quest for an Earth 2.
Douglas Hudgins, NASA's exoplanet exploration program scientist, called Wednesday's announcement a major step toward Kepler's ultimate goal: "finding Earth 2.
One of four other major planets discovered is only one-and-a-half times the size of the Earth and around a star like our own Sun, with many scientists claiming we could be the verge of Earth 2.
Though spying Earth-sized planets in habitable zones fulfills Kepler's goals, it won't be enough to convince scientists that they have found a true Earth 2.