The opening of eight new planets increases the chances of finding a twin Earth

The opening of eight new planets increases the chances of finding a twin Earth

The opening of eight new planets increases the chances of finding a twin EarthAstronomers 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.The opening of eight new planets increases the chances of finding a twin Earth

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.


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Probe “PLANET-C” will try again to reach the orbit of Venus

PLANET-CScientists from the Japanese Space Agency reported that in December 2015 will be made another attempt to enter orbit of Venus.

Venus is the second inner planet in our Solar System with an orbital period in 224.7 earth days. Despite the fact that Venus is not the closest planet to our Central Luminary, it is the hottest planet.

In 2010, Japan zapustila its unmanned spacecraft “akatsuki” to Venus with the aim of her research. The project “akatsuki” is better known under the name PLANET-C. It was assumed that the orbit of Venus, the spacecraft will spend at least 2 years. Started vehicle H-IIA may 21, 2010 at 6:58 local time (01:58 Moscow time) with Japanese cosmodrome Tanegashima. 7 December 2010, the apparatus akatsuki approached Venus, but, unfortunately, the maneuver orbit of the planet failed, the unit on the orbit never came out.PLANET-C

The representatives of the Japanese space Agency JAXA announced that in December 2015 will be made the second attempt to launch and launch of spacecraft “akatsuki” into orbit fiery Venus.