Tech & Science NASA reveals 10 new potentially Earth-like planets

19:56  19 june  2017
19:56  19 june  2017 Source:   CNET

Trappist-1 Solar System Has High Probability of Life

  Trappist-1 Solar System Has High Probability of Life Life on one planet could easily spread to another, according to the numbersAstronomers have counted thousands of previously unknown exoplanets—that is, planets beyond our solar system—in recent years, made possible most recently by the Kepler Space Telescope. Trappist-1 is a small star, just one-eighth the size of our own sun, about 40 light years away from us and inside the constellation of Aquarius. The seven planets orbiting Trappist-1 are relatively Earth-sized and relatively close to one another. And three of these planets orbit in what is called the "habitable zone," a distance from their star that would allow liquid water to pool on their surface.

NASA discovers NINE earth - like planets and they could contain life. US SPACE agency reveals it's found a record 1,284 new worlds. NASA 's Kepler telescope has just discovered a staggering 1,284 planets with nine potentially Apple unveils brand new 10 .5-inch iPad Pro that packs the feat

That’s why an announcement today from NASA is so exciting: The space agency, along with partners around the world, has found seven potentially Earth - like planets orbiting a star All the planets are believed to be rocky, and are all believed to be around the size of Earth , give or take 10 to 20 percent.

NASA reveals 10 new potentially Earth-like planets© Provided by CNET NASA reveals 10 new potentially Earth-like planets NASA announced the latest findings in its hunt for friendly exoplanets on Monday, and the haul includes 219 new candidates. Of those, 10 are potentially rocky and located in the habitable zones of their stars where liquid water might be found.

The findings come courtesy of NASA's pioneering Kepler space telescope, our eye in the sky when it comes to spotting potentially habitable planets beyond our solar system. It's designed to find rocky planets (not gaseous ones like Jupiter) that are located in habitable zones of stars where temperatures are temperate enough to potentially sustain life as we know it.

Trappist-1 Solar System Has High Probability of Life

  Trappist-1 Solar System Has High Probability of Life Life on one planet could easily spread to another, according to the numbers.Astronomers have counted thousands of previously unknown exoplanets—that is, planets beyond our solar system—in recent years, made possible most recently by the Kepler Space Telescope. Trappist-1 is a small star, just one-eighth the size of our own sun, about 40 light years away from us and inside the constellation of Aquarius. The seven planets orbiting Trappist-1 are relatively Earth-sized and relatively close to one another. And three of these planets orbit in what is called the "habitable zone," a distance from their star that would allow liquid water to pool on their surface.

No Earth - like planet has been identified and verified, as of December 16, 2012 (related discussion from Rachel Courtland, New Scientist, July 28, 2010). Potentially Earth - like Planets . NASA ( Earth Observatory).

THE probability we are alone in the universe was today slashed after NASA revealed there could be as many as 10 billion Earth - like exoplanets, potentially harbouring life in our own Galaxy, The Milky Way, ALONE. Kepler telescope discovers 1,284 new planets .

Of particular note in this newest batch is KOI-7711, which could be a close cousin to Earth based on its size and distance to its sun-like star. "KOI" stands for "Kepler object of interest." "There's a lot we don't know about this planet," said Kepler researcher Susan Mullally, so it's too soon to say if KOI-7711 is truly a twin of Earth with a similar atmosphere and liquid water.

Kepler spots potential planets by looking for a dimming of a star's brightness due a planet crossing in front of it. "The latest Kepler catalog of planet candidates was created using the most sophisticated analyses yet, yielding the most complete and reliable accounting of distant worlds to date," NASA says.

So far, Kepler's missions have identified more than 4,000 candidate planets. The last big group from Kepler's K2 mission came in July 2016 with the announcement of over 100 new exoplanets. So far, NASA scientists have used Kepler to identify around 50 terrestrial-sized planets in their stars' "Goldilocks zones" where it's not too hot and not too cold.

Nebulae In Space Are Incredibly Bright And Detailed In These NASA Photos

  Nebulae In Space Are Incredibly Bright And Detailed In These NASA Photos NASA's photos of nebulas in space are incredible and detailed, show how a nebula forms.Outer space is full of stunning views that the naked eye would never be able to process. Much of what goes on in space happens outside of the visible light spectrum so to our eyes, it wouldn’t look like much. But luckily NASA has developed sophisticated instruments to capture everything that the human eye can’t.

GETTY. ALIENS? NASA reveals a new Earth - like planet called Kepler-452b. It's the most exciting discovery in over 1,000 years and has been dubbed " Earth 's Bigger, Older Cousin" by experts. US space agency NASA

Here are 10 images from NASA depicting these wild worlds. This means that Kepler-22b may have liquid water on it like Earth , making it our closest possible sister planet .

Kepler's discoveries have sparked hopes of finding Earth-like planets, but it has also dashed them. Exoplanet Kepler-438b seemed like an exciting candidate for hosting life, but in 2015 scientists announced it was actually uninhabitable due to its star's flares.

Kepler launched in 2009, but its time is limited. NASA is working on the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which is scheduled to launch in 2018 on a fresh exoplanet-hunting mission.

Mysterious Planet 10 could be hiding out beyond Pluto .
Move over, Planet 9. There's a new possible planet lurking out in the solar system and it could be messing with a whole lot of distant space rocks.The study, due to be published in the Astronomical Journal, has a low-key title: "The curiously warped mean plane of the Kuiper belt." But it has big implications. The Kuiper Belt is a region of the solar system that extends beyond Neptune's orbit. It's full of icy celestial bodies, including dwarf planet Pluto. According to NASA, the area "is probably populated with hundreds of thousands of icy bodies larger than 62 miles (100 km) across and an estimated trillion or more comets.

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