Sign in
Download Opera News App

Science Hightech

 

Science

 

Discovered 20 Earth-like planets that could contain life

When analyzing the data from the Kepler spacecraft, astronomers discovered that 20 new planets have suitable conditions for survival and development.

When analyzing the data from the Kepler spacecraft, astronomers discovered that 20 new planets have suitable conditions for survival and development.

1. interesting discovery of strange planets outside the solar system

2. Kepler detects three new exoplanets orbiting 'super-Earth'

3. The discovery of "Second Earth" can exist only 4.2 light-years away from Earth

Similar to Earth, these planets also move around central Sun-like stars. Each planet has a different orbital cycle, of which the planet only takes 18 days to spin all around the central star and another planet needs 395 days.

According to Jeff Coughlin, head of Kepler's fleet, one of the most interesting candidates is the planet's orbital 395 days. The planet is about 97% of the Earth. Although the temperature here is colder, it is almost like the Arctic tundra but still warm enough and big enough to contain liquid water, the basic factor that contributes to the formation of life.

According to a report by NASA's Ames Research Center, scientists have observed about 4,034 potential planetary candidates in the Milky Way. They are constantly searching for rocky planets of half to twice the size of the Earth and have the right conditions for life.

The Kepler spacecraft is launched into space with the mission of searching for "Earth-like" planets and has so far achieved certain successes. Earlier this year, NASA announced the Kepler spacecraft discovered 219 new planetary candidates in the search for exoplanets or exoplanets. In it, 10 planets 'similar' to our Earth, can contain life.

While the journey to search for planets that may contain life has not yet yielded results, many scientists hope that humans may soon settle on Mars. Technology billionaire Elon Musk also announced plans to bring people to Mars in 2024.

Note: Please consider following me for more

Content created and supplied by: rocksonbaffoe (via Opera News )

Earth Jeff Coughlin Kepler Second Earth Sun-like

COMMENTS

Load app to read more comments