#NASA #Space #exoplanets #Earth #stars #alienlife #KeplerTelescope
NASA discovered 219 new exoplanets on Monday, out of which 10 planets are small, rocky and possibly habitable. The Kepler telescope has now scanned around 200,000 stars in the Cygnus constellation, and has almost 4,034 candidates in the exoplanet list. But out of this, only 49 planets are such that they lie in the Goldilocks region, the region water can be found on the surface.
Out of the 4,034 candidates, more than half have already been confirmed as exoplanets. Most of the 10 recently discovered planets orbit G dwarfs (similar to our Sun), and KOI 7711 is the most interesting one considering it is a possible Earth twin that is 30 times bigger than our Earth and the same distance from it’s host star.
These exoplanets, combined with the use of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, and the James Webb Space Telescope, can help scientists/researchers get actual pictures of these far away planets in motion.
More options for Earth 2.0 found, only a few light years away. With the exponential advancement in technology, I don’t think space travel for a crowd of people is a delusion.