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The planet is named after the Kepler Space Telescope, a NASA funded mission launched in 2009 with the aim of finding Earthlike planets beyond the solar system. It detects planets by "transits" that cause their host stars to appear fainter when the planets pass in front as they orbit. Kepler 62 b, c and d, the other planets orbiting the star, are 1.31, 0.54 and 1.95 times the size of the Earth, respectively, but orbit the star too close to be in the habitable zone. These planets were found by a team of researchers led by Dr. William Borucki (NASA Ames Research Center) and Principal Investigator of Kepler.