Researchers from the United Kingdom are coming up with a possibility that a planet like Earth is out there. According to the reports, finding Earth-like planets in the early stages of inception is higher than before. A team of astronomy researchers from the University of Sheffield is currently analyzing a few stars in the Milky Way Galaxy.
The first perceptions of these giant balls of fire are a direct comparison to theories of the origin of our planet. The studies also focus on if the population of large groups of stars in our galaxy. Which primarily affects the formation of a new Earth. The research proceedings are available online in The Astrophysical Journal. The journal includes studies that show how many stars just like our sun is present in our galaxy.
New Earth in Milky Way Galaxy
According to researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, the star, Kepler-160, and the planet, KOI-456.04, are more similar to the Sun-Earth system. They are more same than any previously known exoplanet-star pair. Though there are 3,000 light-years away. The planet is around twice the size of Earth and orbits its star at a distance that could allow life to thrive, according to the team.
Meanwhile, the star is a red dwarf, with a surface temperature of around 5,200°C – around 300° less than our own sun.
Researchers believe that life on such planets potentially has had more time as life on Earth to form and evolve. Several planets have previously been found to orbit the star, including two potentially habitable planets called Kepler-160b and Kepler-160c.
So it is fairly possible for there to be planets present out there which are just like ours. This further strengthens the fact that alien life might be waiting for us out there. However, do let us know what you have to say about this in the comments! Also, don’t forget to join us on our Telegram Channel for more such latest updates and discussions.
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