Astronomers Find Two Earth-Like Planets in Our Cosmic Vicinity

Astronomers Find Two Earth-Like Planets in Our Cosmic Vicinity
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It is currently not possible for humanity to move to another planet in our solar system, as none of the other planets are capable of supporting human life as we know it. The conditions on the other planets in our solar system do not allow for the existence of liquid water, which is necessary for life as we know it. In addition, the temperatures on these planets are much too extreme for humans to survive.

However, it is possible that humanity may one day be able to colonize other planets or celestial bodies in our own solar system or beyond. Many scientists and space agencies are currently working on ways to make it possible for humans to explore and possibly even live on other planets, such as Mars.

Earth-like exoplanets orbit a red dwarf about 16 light-years away

Sixteen light-years practically mean nothing, judging on an astronomical scale. It practically means “next-door.” That’s how much we would have to travel if we ever want to reach the two newfound exoplanets that resemble Earth, according to Space.com.

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The two planets in question orbit around a red dwarf star called GJ 1002, and they’re positioned even in the habitable zone. That’s the area where there’s the right temperature for liquid water to form.

Alejandro Suárez Mascareño from the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) stated:

Nature seems bent on showing us that Earth-like planets are very common,

With these two we now know seven in planetary systems quite near to the sun.

There is no definitive evidence one way or the other as to whether aliens exist. Many people believe that there must be other life forms in the universe, given its vastness and the fact that there are billions of other planets that could potentially support life. However, there is no conclusive evidence that aliens have ever visited Earth or that they currently exist.


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Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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