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.

Now Playing: Watch this: Kepler telescope finds 10 new Earth - like planets . 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.

The Kepler space telescope's latest and most complete planet catalog adds 219 new candidates, including one that could be a close cousin to Earth . NASA announced the latest findings Monday in its hunt for friendly exoplanets, and the haul includes 219 new candidates.

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.

The Kepler space telescope's latest and most complete planet catalog adds 219 new candidates, including one that could be a close cousin to Earth .

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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.

NASA has discovered hundreds of potential new planets -- and 10 may be like Earth

  NASA has discovered hundreds of potential new planets -- and 10 may be like Earth NASA's has detected 219 possible new planets. About 10 of these new worlds may be Earth-sized and habitable. The Kepler space telescope that discovered the new planets has so far found more than 4,000 worlds.NASA scientists on Monday announced the discovery of 219 new objects beyond our solar system that are almost certainly planets.

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NASA announced the discovery of 10 potentially habitable Earth - like planets outside our solar system Monday. NASA discovered 219 new suspected planets using the Kepler Space Telescope. Data on the 10 new planets is publicly available in NASA ’s Exoplanet Archive.

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.

Uranus' Magnetosphere Opens And Closes Each Day, Study Finds .
The planet lets in solar wind by acting like a light switch.In what could be described as its “on” position, the planet allows solar wind to flow into it. In its “off” position, the planet deflects solar wind by closing up. The process occurs each and every day, the scientists said. Earth’s magnetosphere, in contrast, typically only alters between open and closed in response to changes in solar wind.

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