A new and amazing information is revealed by NASA. It is announced by NASA Kelper telescope had identified 219 new planets on Monday, 10 of them are believed to be able to support life. And these number of worlds thought to be the same size and temperature as Earth is around 50.
The U.S. agency NASA announced that they discovered of more than 200 new planets on Monday, and among those 200 planets, 10 are believed as the same size and temperature which can support life.
The new 219 suspected planets which are discovered by NASA Kepler telescope, among 10 of them found to exist in the so-called “Goldilocks zone” of their solar system. This zone refers to the distance between the planet and their star, which is neither too cold nor too hot to support complex life.
And the main ingredient which is key to the existence of life and without which the life cannot exist is water and this liquid is seen on these “rocky” Earth-like planets.
“Are we alone? Maybe, Kepler today has told us indirectly, although we need confirmation, that we are probably not alone, “Mario Perez, Kepler program scientist, said in a news conference.
Kepler telescope is launched by NASA in the year 2009 in a bid to discover whether other Earth-like planets are common or exceptional.
The suspected exoplanets (planets outside our solar system) identification brings the tally which is discovered by Kepler telescope to 4,034. And the number of these worlds to be around the same temperature and size as Earth is around 50. In a tweet, NASA said, “Scientists using @NASAKepler have identified 219 potential new worlds”.
The Kepler telescope of NASA recognizes the existence of planets by measuring the change in the glare of star caused when the planet passes in front of it, otherwise known as the transit.
Susan Thompson, a Kepler research scientist and also the lead author of the latest study, said:“This carefully-measured catalog is the foundation for directly answering one of the astronomy’s most compelling questions-how many planets like our Earth are in the galaxy”?
The high-profile physicist Stephen Hawking warned world the last month that human would need to move to another planet within the next 100 years or face the risk of extinction.