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HomeInto the Exoplanets
Into the Exoplanets

Into the Exoplanets

The recent discovery of seven Earth-like exoplanets shocked scientists and people worldwide as it ensures that the quest for alien life outside our Solar System will start sooner than everybody was thinking.

A small group of seven planets, similar in size to our planet, have already been noticed around a small star in Aquarius constellation. It is thought they may be warm enough for water, thus sustainable for years. This news thrilled astronomers a whole lot who think that the next generation telescopes, that will be utilized within the next decade, will significantly boost the chances to look for other life forms beyond our system.

This huddle of worlds may be the first discovery of numerous planets found across the same star. They circle Trappist-1, a dwarf star which makes the program the 1st candidate to look for life down the road. This star is larger than Jupiter with a finger's breadth and shines 2,000 times weaker in comparison to the sun.

Astrophysicists have come on the conclusion how the star is very small and cold that this seven worlds are temperate. Therefore, they may have water and life on the outside. Given their size is a lot like those of the planet earth, including 10% larger to 25% smaller, there couldn't be other significant differences. What is important to understand is definitely the compactness of the planet's orbits.

The fifth planet is considered to be the most habitable. This has been estimated that within our sky, it will loom ten times bigger than the sun.

Based on the researchers, there is hope that in a decade, it will likely be easy to decide if there exists life on those planets. Their discovery is an important moment for science wanting to find life out there.

Carl Kruse

Just last year, astronomers reported exactly what the three planets looked such as the orbit around Trappist-1. The beginning does have its name through the Trappist telescope in the desert of Chile which had been the first one to recorded indications of alien life. It didn't begin to see the planets directly but caught their shadows while crossing the star's face. This can be a great achievement for the whole humankind as now our company is closer than ever before towards the secrets of the Universe.