Astronomers announced the discovery of eight new planets, including three that are in the “habitable” zone and receive from the Sun is the same light which is received by the Earth. Two of the eight planets like Earth than any other planet.
“Inhabited” is the area located at some distance from the star, where there are conditions for the existence of liquid water on the surface of the planet, as well as the conditions for biological life. Three of the eight identified planets are located in this area.
Two of them – Kepler-438b and Kepler-442b revolving around stars similar to the Sun. These two planets, probably rocky, which is an important sign of their potential similarity to the Earth. And similar in size – they are only 12 and 30 percent more.
Too early, however, to make assumptions about the existence of life on these planets. “All that we can say that they are promising candidates,” said David the Keeping of “the Harvard-Smithsonian” Center for astrophysics, a member of the research team.
Planets found by the Kepler telescope. The result is even more impressive when you consider that about two decades, mankind did not know of other planets than those that are in orbit of our Sun.