The world of science-the search for 219 new planets
The Kepler spacecraft has discovered 219 new possible planets outside the solar system. Of these, 10 planets may be habitable.
Scientists at NASA’s Ames Research Center have released the most reliable list of possible planets found in our galaxy so far, with a total number of 4,034 planets.
According to scientists, the Kepler mission has so far confirmed the existence of more than 2,300 planets, including 30 Earth-sized planets in the Goldilocks zone of their stars.
According to the press conference, out of the 219 newly discovered planets outside the solar system, 10 planets are close to the shape of the Earth and are in the orbit of the habitable limit of the host star. The habitable zone represents a range, which may be the right temperature suitable for having liquid water on the surface of a planet.
the search for 219 new planets
According to the new analysis, the potential habitable space in space has now risen to about fifty, where about thirty outside the solar system have been confirmed.
Susan Thompson, a Kepler research scientist at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute in Mountain View, California, said the world’s closest habitable planet candidate is K-11. As we get energy from the sun, it also gets that amount and is slightly larger in size than the earth.
The latest results reveal Kepler’s final search for the Cygnus constellation, as well as data for the first four years of the spacecraft. Kepler has so far discovered 4,034 extraterrestrial planets, of which 2,335 have been confirmed.
The new research will play an important role in exploring the existence of life in space, scientists said.
NASA’s Kepler telescope engaged in the search for habitable planets outside the solar system. It has been a busy time since NASA launched the Kepler telescope in 2009. This is the difficult task of finding out if there is a possibility of life on any of the galaxies.