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Super Earth 40 percent bigger than Earth, hope of another Earth habitable for humans

Super Earth Type Planets Discovered: A team of international scientists has discovered two new super-Earth-like planets. Which are about 100 light-years away from our Earth. It is expected that one of these can be fit for human habitation just like Earth. That is, these super Earths are lighter than the icy planets Uranus and Neptune. Researchers from the University of Lige in Belgium have made this discovery.

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Researchers at the University of Lige in Belgium said on Wednesday that they used Earth-based telescopes to find an Earth-like planet. This planet is exactly like what NASA had discovered. Significantly, a similar planet was initially discovered by NASA satellite in this Solar System. It is worth noting that NASA’s satellite discovered the planet LP 890-9b in this solar system. was. Which is about 30 percent larger than Earth and orbits the Sun in just 2.7 days. Researchers from the University of Lige used the Speculoos (Search For Habitable Planets EClipsing ULTra-COOL Stars-SPECULOS) telescope with their high-precision cameras in Chile and Spain to take a closer look at the planet. This telescope is used to search for habitable planets in the solar system. Only then these stargazers discovered another planet LP 890-9c (LP 890-9c). It was renamed by the Ulysses researchers and named it SPECULOS-2c. It is 40 percent larger than Earth and it takes 8.5 days to orbit its Sun.

The possibility of water in a super-Earth

Francisco Pozuelos, a researcher at Spain’s Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia and one of the paper’s lead co-authors, explained in a press release that this new planet, despite being just 3.7 million miles from its Sun May be suitable for life. If we compare the distance of our Earth from the Sun and our Earth from the Sun, then our Earth is at a distance of 93 million miles from our Sun. Pozuelos said, “Although this planet orbits very close to its star, at a distance of about 10 times less than that of Mercury around our Sun, the amount of stellar radiation it receives is still small, and on the surface of the planet may allow the presence of liquid water, provided it has a sufficient atmosphere.” He added, “This is because the star LP 890-9 (LP 890-9) is about 6.5 times smaller than the Sun and its surface temperature is half that of our star.”

How are planets discovered?

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) monitors the light levels of thousands of stars and searches for exoplanets orbiting nearby stars. New planets are discovered when a planet passes in front of one of those stars, reducing the observable light. ULiège scientists then follow up on NASA’s findings with ground-based telescopes to confirm and characterize the planets.

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