Welcome to Kepler-69c

Captain's Log

Kepler-69c, which is about 2,700 light-years away, is about 70 percent larger than Earth. So, once again, researchers are unsure about its composition. The planet completes one orbit every 242 days, making its position within its solar system comparable to that of Venus within ours. However, Kepler-69c's host star is about 80 percent as luminous as the sun, so the planet appears to be in the habitable zone.

Planet name: Kepler-69c

Discovery date: 18 April 2013

Mean radius:1.71+0.34 −0.23 R⊕

Mass: ~6 M⊕

Temperature: 548 K (275 °C; 527 °F)

Star: Kepler-69