Kepler-22b, 20e and f,
Out shone all the rest by being Earth-like the best.
We can only guess that they aren’t all just gas.
Now 22b is in the goldilocks zone,
meaning liquid water could make it a home.
But 20e and 20f are unlikely the best,
to plan a voyage and settle down for a rest.
They orbit their star at a maddening pace,
with three other planets joining in for the chase.
Each system is exciting,
but we’d all like to know,
when Kepler will find us a place to call Home.
|Seager-MIT Physics department news|
This is just a short poem about Kepler's earth-sized worlds I wrote when I could not sleep one night. Happy Holidays!