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Kepler-62f by Alpha-Element Kepler-62f by Alpha-Element
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hello again my fellow viewers!:) i bring to you another rendering of an exoplanet discovered by the kepler spacecraft. this planet is named kepler-62f and it is one of the smallest planets discovered within the habitable zone of it's star. it is also said to be a cold world covered by a possibly frozen ocean. i also added some more colour to the background and brightened the milkyway too.:)

:bulletred:i recommend downloadng to see all detail. also, large file size, sorry if it takes long.:bulletred:

so enjoy the image! and remember that comments and critques and favs are welcome and appreciated!;)
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Kepler - 62f

:bulletblue:constellation: ................... Lyra
:bulletblue:distance from earth: .......... 1,200 ly
:bulletblue:star's name: ..................... Kepler - 62
:bulletblue:star's type: ....................... K
:bulletblue:star's mass: ...................... 0.69 solar masses
:bulletblue:star's radius: ..................... 0.64 solar radii
:bulletblue:system's name: ................. Kepler - 62
:bulletblue:# planets in system: .......... 5
:bulletblue:system's age: ................... 7.00 (+/- 4.00) billion years

:bulletblue:planet's status: ................ confirmed
:bulletblue:planet's name: ................. Kepler - 62f
:bulletblue:planetary class: ................ super earth
:bulletblue:planetary sub-class: .......... possible ocean planet
:bulletblue:habitable class: ................ pyschro planet
:bulletblue:earth similarity index: ....... 0.69
:bulletblue:planet's radius: ................ 1.41 earth radii
:bulletblue:planet's mass: .................. 2.80 earth masses assuming a density the same as earths.
:bulletblue:planet's density: ............... unknown, but it is not likely to be higher than earth's density of 5.515 g/cm³.
:bulletblue:rotation period: ................. unlikely to be tidally locked
:bulletblue:atm. comp.: ..................... nitrogen, oxygen, water vapour, carbon dioxide, other gasses
:bulletblue:atm. density: .................... probably slightly denser than earth's, not likely to be very dense.
:bulletblue:average surface temp: ....... -30°C (may be hotter if there is a high concentration of carbon dioxide in atmosphere)
:bulletblue:satellites: ......................... 1 (hypothetical)

:bulletblue:orbital eccentricity: ............ unknown (but likely to be lower than 0.2)
:bulletblue:orbital distance: ................ 0.72 au
:bulletblue:year: ............................... 267.3 earth days
:bulletblue:place in system: ................ center of habitable zone


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Kepler-62f is a super-Earth exoplanet (extrasolar planet) in orbit around the star Kepler-62, the outermost of five such planets discovered by NASA's Kepler spacecraft. Kepler-62f is located about 1,200 ly (370 pc) from Earth in the constellation of Lyra. The exoplanet was found by using the transit method, in which the dimming effect that a planet causes as it crosses in front of its star is measured. Kepler-62f is most likely a terrestrial planet within the outer part of its host star's habitable zone. the planet is one of the smallest planets discovered in the habitable zone of another star.

Given the planet's age (7 +/- 4 billion years) and radius (1.41 +/- 0.07 times Earth's), a rocky (silicate-iron) composition with the addition of a possibly substantial amount of water is considered plausible. A modeling study accepted in The Astrophysical Journal indicates it is likely that a great majority of planets in its size range are completely covered by ocean (possibly frozen, if Kepler-62f is indeed such a planet.) If its density is the same as Earth's, its mass would be 2.80 times Earth's.

because of the planet's position in the system, it is said to have a cold surface with an average temperature of -30°C. at this temperature, water would freeze and the planet would just be a giant snowball. any land protruding from the oceans would also be heavily glaciated. but, if there is a substantial amount of ammonia in the water, the ammonia would act as an antifreeze and somewhat lower the freezing point of the water as to help keep it liquid. also, given the planet's size, it is likely to have held onto an atmosphere denser than earth's and so would be able to trap more heat near its surface. high concentrations of carbon dioxide in the planet's atmosphere can also trap heat as well.

given the planet's size, it is also likely to have a large moon in orbit around it. this would further help in making the planet more habitable as the moon would stabalise the planet's tilt. also, tides generated on the planets surface from the moon would also warm the ice and help melt it as well.


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AndrewLyle Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
good work

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Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!:)
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AndrewLyle Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
why to go kool tau ceti e
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Felewin Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Subtle perfection of blue.
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Alpha-Element Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!:) but i actually plan on redoing this piece in the near future!;)
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AsariGoddess Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Another outstanding piece of art, well worth the wait :) Thank you for giving us these masterpieces.
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Alpha-Element Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you and i'm glad you like it!:)
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Artman40 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
If Mars was only slightly closer to Sun and was Super Earth sized, we'd get this planet. Since Mars had a lot of surface water back then, I assume that Kepler-62f certainly has that as it's heavy enough to keep its atmosphere.
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Alpha-Element Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
actually, current theories of how our solar system formed indicate that jupiter robbed mars of alot of its mass. so, if jupiter had not done so, mars could have very well been a planet similar to this. however, the inner solar system may not had evolved to the way it is today. interactions with the larger mars may have set earth on a different orbit to the one it is on now. this would mean that earth would have evolved differently and so life would have also evolved differently.
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